Montgomery County Police Begin SRO Program for 2010-2011 School Year
Beginning with this new school year, Montgomery County Police are initiating a program utilizing nine “School Resource Officers” to serve as liaisons with high schools in their police districts. School Resource Officers (SROs) reflects the name that is more commonly used nationwide for officers who regularly work with schools.
In this new program, SROs are expected to handle the following responsibilities:
• Assist school staff members to enhance safety within their assigned schools and serve as liaisons between the department and the school staff for police-related concerns and incidents.
• Respond to incidents occurring in and around their assigned schools during their shift hours.
• Set up regular meetings with parents, teachers, principals, other school administrators, and students to discuss issues of concern within the school.
• Act as a resource for and assist with emergency preparedness, as well as safety awareness education geared to high school students.
• Serve as a point of contact to deliver police department programs on such topics as conflict resolution and mediation, drug and alcohol awareness, violence prevention, gang awareness, and crime prevention.
• Assist with traffic safety and enforcement activities in and around their assigned school areas.
School Resource Officers will work out of their district stations. The nine officers are being assigned as follows: