School Resource Officer

Bennettsville, SC
Bennettsville Police Department

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, acts as law enforcement officer at area school (s) as well as the City of Bennettsville. Teaches law related classes to student and Council staff. Works closely with the principal. Provides security for afterschool programs. Writes reports. Performs Patrol Officer duties and bicycle patrol duties when school is out. Reports to the Lieutenant.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides an active law enforcement entity on school campuses.
  • Provides instruction for short-term law related education to schools.
  • Attends faculty meetings and school functions.
  • Assists parents and students with community agencies that offer drug and mental health assistance.
  • Monitors the lunchroom and hallways to maintain order.
  • Attends court sessions with students who have committed crimes.
  • Assists school staff members.
  • Teaches and gives bullying presentations during school and on Saturday when required.
  • Receives and/or reviews various information including demographics, criminal histories, grades and discipline histories.
  • Prepare and/or generates a variety of documents including police reports.
  • Refers to police reports.
  • Utilizes a variety of computer software programs such as LawTrak.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as students, school administration, fellow officers and parents.
  • Operates a variety of machinery and/or equipment such as department vehicles, handheld radios, cell phones and weapons.


  • Requires a high school diploma supplemented by a minimum of one year of experience in a job field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • May require the following, licenses/certifications: Class 1 Officer, SRO and Advanced SRO. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license.