WHAT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (SROs) ARE:
SROs are valuable resources for their schools. They are trained to fulfill three roles.
First and foremost SROs are law enforcement officers whose primary purpose is to "keep the peace" in their schools so that students can learn and teachers can teach;
Secondly SROs are law-related counselors/law-related education instructors who provide guidance on law-related issues to students, school administrators and parents. They act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school environment and provide schools with an additional educational resource by sharing their expertise in the classroom.
Lastly, beyond these identified roles, and perhaps most importantly, SROs are positive role models for many students who are not exposed to such role models in today's society. The SRO presence in the school sends a strong message that violence is not acceptable.