School resource officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who are responsible for providing security & crime prevention services in the High School or Middle School environment. SROs are Sheriff's Deputies and Schools pay for the Officers wages. Officers work closely with school administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff. This frees educators to focus on education & not police actions.
SROs respond to calls for service, document incidents that occur & take appropriate action. School resource officers typically have additional duties to include mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues. School resource officers play an integral role in the public school system and have had many positive impacts on the students that they are involved with.
School Resource Officers
School resource officers have become commonplace in American schools
Children's Safety is #1
Currently, Deputy Sheriff's are assigned as School Resource Officers in Hewes Educational Center BOCES, LoGuidice Educational Center BOCES and Silver Creek HS. The Deputies assigned have been through extensive training and are highly skilled to ensure that the best interests of the Schools, Students and Communities are met. School Resource Officers also work with Deputies in the Sheriff's office that are assigned to Road Patrol, the Drug Task Force, and the Investigative division in case an actual emergency should arise.Besides the obvious advantage of having a Deputy in the schools for security reasons, School Resource Officers play an integral role in day to day activities. They assist Administration, Guidance Counselors and Teachers with any needs they may have, as well as provide specialized education to students interested in the Law Enforcement field. Having a School Resource Officer in the schools, gives the students a different perspective on Law Enforcement and the men and women that have chosen this profession.