The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a sworn police officer and is assigned to all of the Springboro school buildings.
Responsibilities of SRO
The SRO serves as teacher, counselor, role model, and advocate for students, families, faculty and staff. In the classroom, the SRO presents classes on law enforcement, drug and alcohol abuse/recognition and driver's education. In addition, the SRO works closely with the county Probation Department.
The SRO's duties extend beyond the classroom and normal work day. The SRO participates in faculty meetings, club projects, special events, student social functions and sporting events. The presence of the SRO is to demonstrate the officers commitment to the students and develop the communication bond with the students.
While the primary focus is prevention and deterrence, the SRO conducts all criminal investigations on campus. Although under the direct supervision of the Police Department, the SRO is considered a member of the school faculty and works closely with the Principal and Vice-Principals to determine the proper course of criminal or school discipline.
The ultimate goal of the SRO Program is to maintain and improve the safety of the learning environment in our schools through reduction and prevention of school violence and drug/alcohol abuse.