The School Resource Officer Program was developed to address youth issues in the school system and to resolve juvenile problems, before they become serious. Three officers are assigned as full-time School Resource Officers. The primary duty and responsibility is the investigation of criminal activity involving juveniles and working with school officials to maintain a safe learning environment for students. Assignments range from dealing with status offenses such as truancy to more serious offenses that may occur in our schools.
The School Resource Officer works closely with school officials to identify and correct behavioral problems in children before they become a serious problem. Many times when a child commits a minor offense it is because there is a larger problem that needs to be addressed. The School Resource Officer reviews all cases involving juveniles and determines the best course of action to take to prevent the action from recurring. The officer works to provide counseling and guidance to juvenile offenders.