Law Enforcement at Schools - SRO’s do investigations,
make arrests and provide constant security through
foot patrol inside the school and around the surrounding
area. The SRO serves as a liaison between the school,
the police department, and the community. He creates
an atmosphere of safety for students, teachers, and
an administration that promotes the education process.
Teaching - SRO’s get into the classroom and teach
law related subjects whenever possible. Examples might
include teaching about drug and alcohol abuse in a
Health Class or teaching about the law in a Government
Class although there are numerous other examples.
Mentorship - SRO's serve as mentors and role models
for youth. By being placed in the school environment
the SRO has numerous opportunities to interact with
juveniles and to make a positive impression on them.
By earning their trust students are more comfortable
talking to the SRO about problems they may be experiencing
or just asking for advice.