School Resource Officers work with school administrations, staff, parents and students to assure a safe and productive learning environment. In addition to enforcing laws and ordinances, School Resource Officers are tasked with a varity of duties. These may include security operations, school safety planning, safety consulting, mental health collaborations, and school threat assessments. School Resource Officers work to apply the law and resources available to them to limit disruptive influences and maintain a positive school community.
Greenwood Village School Resource Officers are aware that schools are in integral part of any community structure. Events at a school can affect surrounding communities and influences from communities can affect schools. For this reason School Resource Officers can often be seen taking a proactive role in the community areas immediately surrounding Village schools. It is not uncommon for a School Resource Officers to work in residential, business and park areas where student safety is paramount.
School Resource Officers are not formal educators, however they do have specialized knowledge and information that can often be useful in a classroom environment. School Resource Officers are often called in to conduct special classes and information sessions for students, teachers and staff. Some of these topics include drug education, stranger danger, internet safety, law related education, drivers education and criminal justice studies, among others. School Resource Officers are available to teachers and students to speak on tailored safety and community related topics by appointment.
School Resource Officers work to be visible and accessible to the school community. Officers strive to build relationships with students and be positive role models in their schools. Although School Resource Officers are not professional counselors they are accessible points of contact for students. They are available to discuss topics that may interest the student or provide feedback support and resources on issues affecting them at school or at home. Please encourage your students to stop into any School Resource Officer's office and introduce themselves. The officer would love to meet them!