School Resource Officer Program

Corrections Lieutenant Chris Peters
Lieutenant Chris Peters
Deputy Mark Schulte, School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer
Deputy Mark Schulte
Deputy Jonathon Downs, School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer
Deputy Jonathon Downs

The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program has been in place for several years and is a direct reflection of the Sheriff's steadfast commitment to the safety of our children. The school is simply an extension of the overall community. Crime that affects the community has an impact on schools, while offenses occurring on school property also affect the community. The presence of a law enforcement officer within the school community provides for a consistent approach to community public safety.

School Resource Officers are trained to fulfill three basic roles. First and foremost they are law enforcement officers charged with keeping order on school grounds so that students can learn and teachers can teach. Secondly, they are law-related counselors who provide guidance to students and school staff on law related issues. Thirdly, they are law-related education teachers who provide schools with an additional educational resource by sharing their expertise in the classroom. Beyond these identified roles and, perhaps more importantly, SROs are positive role models for many students who are not exposed to such role models in today's society. Additionally, SROs work closely with educators to assist with school safety planning, and to identify and solve problems. SROs also work in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, juvenile court, the prosecutor's office and children's services.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office currently has Deputies assigned as School Resource Officers at the Warren County Career Center and in the Kings Local School District.