What is the purpose of a School Resource Officer?
The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a Texas Peace Officer who is assigned to Bushland Independent School District. The main goal of the SRO is to prevent juvenile delinquency by promoting positive relations between youth and law enforcement. The SRO position encompasses three major components which allow the SRO to achieve this goal: law enforcement, education, and counseling. These three components allow the SRO to take a proactive approach to law enforcement. SRO's are not just "cops" on campus. SRO's provide security and all law enforcement duties on their campus. They educate the students on teaching crime prevention topics and other related subjects in the classroom and counsel both students and parents on various topics. The SRO becomes involved in the students' lives as a positive role model. The intent is that the positive experiences students have with the SRO will bridge the gap between juveniles and law enforcement, and in doing so, help prevent juvenile crime.
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