School Resource Officer Job Description
1. I provide law enforcement services to the school, school grounds and areas
adjacent to the school. Investigate allegations of criminal incidents per sheriff’s department policies and procedures. Enforce state and local laws and ordinances. Make appropriate referrals to juvenile authorities or other governmental agencies.
2. Work to prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact and positive relationships with students. In addition I develop crime prevention programs and conduct security inspections to deter criminal or delinquent activities. I monitor crime statistics and work with local patrol officers and students together to design crime prevention strategies
3. I establish and maintain a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide for a safe school environment. Assist school officials with their efforts to enforce Board Of Education policies and procedures. Ensure school administrator safety by being present during school searches, which may involve weapons, controlled dangerous substances or in such cases that, the student’s emotional state may present a risk to the administrator. Assist school administrators in emergency crisis planning and building security matters. Provide a course of training for school personnel in handling crisis situations, which may arise at the school.
4. I make sure I’am visible within the school community. Attend and participate in school functions. Build working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
5. I also develop and implement classes in law related education to support the educational efforts of the faculty. Work closely with teachers in designing and presenting law-related topics and the role of police in our society.
6. Work with guidance counselors and other student support staff to assist students and to provide services to students involved in situations where referrals to service agencies are necessary. Assist in conflict resolution efforts.
7. Initiate interaction with students in the classroom and general areas of the school building. Promote the profession of sheriff’s department and be a positive role model. Increase the visibility and accessibility of Law Enforcement to the school community.
D.A.R.E. Officer Job Description
1. Instruct K- 8 students at elementary/middle schools in a class-room environment of the D.A.R.E. curriculum including effects of drugs, building self-esteem, drug awareness, personal safety, proper use of 911, Stranger Danger and bicycle safety; including lesson plans, grades school projects.
2. Respond to public services and crime victim calls and related misdemeanor and felony incidents within the school environment; effect appropriate response; enforce laws, codes and ordinances of the community.
3. Prepare, organize, and facilitate presentations for various youth related activities, including the National Night Out Fun Run, Public Safety Fairs, Bicycle Safety Rodeos and Parent Extravaganza.
4. Attend Parent-Teacher Association meetings; present information; discuss issues at schools related to student safety and law enforcement.
5. Serve on various committees and boards related to youth health and safety; teach STEP curriculum to youths charged with tobacco related infractions.
6. Coordinate school and community programs with other Police personnel including the School Resource Officer and the Community Service Officer.
7. Coordinate/instruct DARE for parents program.