School Resource Officer

Mound Bayou, MS
North Bolivar School District

Open until filled

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.