School Resource Officers

About the School Resource Officers…
Having the opportunity to work closely with students and staff is one of the biggest benefits of the program. With students, it gives the SRO an opportunity to meet with an individual student or small group to discuss student’s law related concerns relative to home, school or community. Monitor individual student’s behavior and academic progress. Mentor students and facilitate groups of students discussing youth issues such as drugs, alcohol or violence.
With the school administration, SRO’s serve on school-district wide committees, assist with program planning and help develop policy in regards to school safety. Officers also serve on Building Consultation Team to develop strategies to assist students. They can also serve as a resource to administrators and teachers for law related questions and instruct at teacher in-service.
The school resource officers (SRO) have numerous responsibilities, with the most important assignment being school safety. On a daily basis SRO’s patrol the school grounds and building, especially during lunch hour and before and after school. They handle any disturbances that occur involving disruptive or violent students. Deter loitering on school grounds, suppress gang activity, investigate suspected illegal drug activity, and provide emergency medical service for the ill or injured. Officers will also work extra-curricular activities, (ex. dances, sporting events) to monitor student behavior. Also, deter smoking violations on campus or in surrounding neighborhoods. SRO’s will also work with the school administration in the exercise of school discipline to maintain a safe school environment.
School Resource Officer’s also take a proactive approach by teaching prevention to students and staff. This includes class presentations to deter delinquent behavior, organize special youth programming, and work with local businesses directly effected by school day operations to minimize student disruption. These officers will also give presentations to local civic groups and parent-teachers organizations about youth-related issues.
School Resource Officer Tony Vogelsang can be reached at

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