School Resource Officers
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a career law enforcement officer with sworn authority who is deployed by an employing police department or agency in a community-oriented policing assignment to work in collaboration with one or more schools. SRO’s basically have three roles at the schools:
- Teacher/Educator—Speak with the kids about drugs, tobacco, vaping, alcohol awareness and driver’s education (traffic law), personal safety and other crime prevention topics.
- Informal Counselor/Mentor—Another caring adult in the school that will listen and be a positive role model/mentor to students.
- Law Enforcement Officer—Assist school guidance teachers to mediate and resolve conflicts, counsel students and parents on law related matters, proactively connect with and divert at-risk students from the juvenile justice system.
An SRO interacts and communicates with students (classrooms, lunch room, recess, and sports) as a way to build positive relationships. The SRO helps teach the students that police officers are not bad people and that they are positive members of the community and can be trusted when a student may need help. The SRO investigates criminal complaints, provides security checks to the school grounds and monitors camera surveillance. The SRO provides security at school sponsored athletic and civil events.
If you would like to contact one of the School Resources Officers, please see the contact information below:
Southern Door School Resource Officer Blake Luebker, phone (920)825-7321 ext. 2215, email address email@example.com
Gibraltar School Resource Officer Heather Bemmann, phone (920)868-3284 ext. 350, email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Sevastopol School Resource Officer Ashley DePas, phone (920)743-6282 ext. 1211, email address email@example.com