SROs handle school-initiated calls for service at all K-12 schools. Occasionally, SROs assist patrol by handling off-campus calls for service. SROs follow up their own school-related criminal investigations. Their work in the schools is critical to creating and maintaining positive interactions and relationships with staff and students.
In addition to providing campus security, they go to the elementary schools, walk through campus, talk to kids and check in with principals. SROs conduct school safety programs, Stranger Danger, bicycle safety, and anti-bullying presentations. They attend several specialized training courses and belong to a statewide SRO’s association.
SROs are perhaps the best suited of anyone in the LPD to foster positive and trusting relationships with youth.