School Resource Officer
Open until filled
To conduct highly responsible law enforcement work under general direction to create and maintain a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, staff, and patrons. Foster an efficient and cohesive program that will build a positive relationship between law enforcement officer and the youth of the community in addition to reducing crime committed by juveniles and young adults.
- Wear an approved uniform during duty hours unless otherwise approved by Superintendent.
- Duty hours will be on school days during school hours. A modified work schedule will be utilized on days of significant evening event (i.e. athletic events, dances, and graduation exercises). Attendance at away events may be requested by supervisor.
- Adapt to a school environment and maintain a commitment to ongoing professional development in working with youth and in a school environment.
- Maintain sensitivity and respect for school officials’ responsibilities. Make a concerted effort to develop and maintain a cooperative atmosphere.
- Serve as link between the school district, local law enforcement, and social service agencies.
- Attend parent, faculty, student, and other organization meeting as requested by the school administration and approved by supervisor.
- Work in conjunction with the school administration in the investigation and due process of serious discipline incidents.
- Assist other law enforcement officers with outside investigations concerning students attending schools in the district.
- Assist district administration in the investigation of complaints against staff and worker compensation cases as needed.
- Keep accurate, legible records, and reports.
- Keep all information regarding names and actions taken in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with FERPA.
- Establish a trusting channel of communication with students, staff, and patrons.
- Testify in Board of Education hearings, court, and other legal proceedings.
- Keep current on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigations and the identification and presentation of physical evidence.
- Alert school administration and appropriate law enforcement agencies of potential problems in the school and community before they occur.
- Demonstrate punctuality and appropriate attendance.
- Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as assigned by the SRO Chief and/or Superintendent.
- School Resource Officer Certification (40 hours through MDE).
- Commissioned as a law enforcement officer.
- Minimum of three years experienced in a law enforcement related field.
- Broad base of knowledge regarding youth, social issues, and the criminal justice system.
- Ability to work with youth.
- Knowledge of the court system and presentation of evidence in court proceedings.
- Knowledge of city, county, state, and federal laws.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.
- Such other qualifications as the Superintendent and Board may deem acceptable and appropriate.