Kouts Police Department, Kouts Indiana
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
/ WHAT IS A SRO?
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a certified police officer who is assigned full-time to our schools.
Like many adults, some students view police officers solely as enforcers of the law. By establishing a daily rapport with the school's SRO, students will not only have another positive role model, but also a better understanding of a police officer's many other duties and responsibilities.
School Resource Officer, Asst Chief. Mike Miller
School Resource Officers do not dicipline students. They take action through directives of the school staff, primarily the principals. They also take action if a violation of law is committed in their presence.
A School Resource Officer is primarily a resource to be utilized by the school administration, teachers, parents, and students. They can be utilized for many things; from giving presentations in various themed classes, to assisting and supervising events and activities, checking on students missing from school and helping students and parents with various questions and issues related to his position.
School Resource Officers are police officers and are sworn to uphold the laws in the school setting. SRO's work in conjuction with the principals, in assisting in providing a safe and secure learning environment.