School resource officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who are responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the public/private school system.
SROs are employed by the police department but funded jointly with the school system and work closely with administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff. The responsibilities of SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within their jurisdiction. School resource officers typically have additional duties to include mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues. School resource officers play an integral role in the school system