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School Resource Officers


The School Resource Officer (SRO) program places law enforcement in schools with the goal of creating and maintaining safe, secure and orderly learning environments for students, teachers and staff. With such a program, the officer represents much more than "the cop in the shop". An SRO program reflects a community's desire to ensure that its schools are safe, secure and orderly. SRO's represent a proactive strategy designed to bring prevention and the intervention into the schools.



SRO's ARE TRAINED TO FULFILL THREE ROLES


First and foremost, they are law enforcement officers whose primary purpose is to "keep the peace" in their schools so that the students can learn and teachers can teach.

Second, they are law-related counselors who provide guidance on law-related issues to the students and act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school environment.

Third, they are law-related education teachers who provide schools with an additional educational resource by sharing their expertise in the classroom.


Beyond those identified roles and perhaps most importantly, SRO's are positive role models for students who are not exposed to such role models in today's society. Their presence in the schools sends a strong message that violence is not acceptable.


School system and law enforcement agencies typically work collaboratively to carry out SRO programs. On a daily basis, the program depends on the working relationship which exists between the SRO's and the school principals. By sharing a common vision that schools must be safe and secure for learning to take place, the SRO's and the principals become members of the team united in making sure that learning environments are free of fear and conducive to learning.

As the SRO is a promising strategy because it unites communities and schools to address school violence with both prevention and intervention techniques. Having an SRO on a school campus can prevent problems from happening. It can enhance a school's capacity to address its safety and security concerns. When problems do arise, SRO's can intervene quickly to address school related issues that interfere with normal educational functions. SRO's can contribute to safe school planning efforts and offer their schools a resource to turn to when emergencies occur. Ultimately, the presence of an SRO assists in making the school safer and more secure for students, teachers and staff. The entire community benefits as well because learning is more likely to take place in such an environment.


Contact Info


SRO Deputy Brian Wessel
Castle High School
3344 SR 261
Newburgh Indiana, 47630
(812) 853-3331

Email:
bwessel@warrick.k12.in.us

Websites
www.warrickcountysheriff.com
www.warrick.k12.in.us/schools/castle/


SRO Deputy Mike Dietsch
Castle Middle School South
3711 Casey Rd
Newburgh Indiana, 47630
(812) 490-7390

Email:
mdietsch@warrick.k12.in.us

Websites
www.warrickcountysheriff.com
www.warrick.k12.in.us/schools/castlesouth/


SRO Deputy Marvin Bruce
Tecumseh Jr/Sr High School
5244 SR 68
Lynnville Indiana, 47619
(812) 922-3237

Email:
mbruce@warrickcountysheriff.com

Websites
www.warrickcountysheriff.com
www.warrick.k12.in.us/schools/tecumseh/




Address

Warrick County Sheriff's Office
100 W S.R. 62
P.O. Box 487
Boonville Indiana, 47601


Phone Numbers

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Jail: (812) 897-6096


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