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School Resource Officers

The Role of School Police in Critical Incidents

POLICE Magazine Editor David Griffith interviews Rodney Ellis, chief of the Glynn County (GA) Board of Education Police about the need for school agencies, what it takes to lead a school agency, and school police response to active shooters and disasters.

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NC SRO Stops Chase by Ramming Truck Near School

"I praise him for his actions. He's our hero for the day," Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said of officer P.D. Hampton. "He was going to protect those kids even at his own risk of danger to himself."

School Resource Officers Adjust to the Post-COVID Campus Paradigm

It's fair to say that education in America will never be what it was before the year that COVID hit. As everyone begins to adjust to whatever "new normal" will develop in coming years, it will require effort from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and most notable the SROs whose job it is to keep all of the above safe.

Giving SROs More Firepower and Tools for School Shooter Response

Chiefs and sheriffs are now providing their school resource officers with long guns, hard armor ballistic protection, and even gun detecting dogs to prevent or minimize the carnage from active shooter attacks.

Man Shot by Police After Trying to Get Inside FL School with Ax

Officers shouted commands to the suspect to drop the ax. He refused and was shot once by one of the officers, police said.

North Carolina SRO Dies After Medical Event

Deputy Marty Joe Lewis served with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years and was working as a school resource officer at Scotts Elementary School in Statesville at the time of his death.

FL High School Student Arrested for Assault on SRO Breaking up Fight

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, an officer was separating two students from fighting each other, when another student who was not involved in the fight walked up to the officer and grabbed him by the neck.

GA SRO Dies of Heart Attack After Breaking Up Fight at School

The sheriff’s office reports Arnold, with the assistance of school administration, had taken a juvenile involved in the fight into custody and was exiting the main entrance of the school when he collapsed.

Former Officer Who Shot Student Now Suing District Over PTSD

In the suit, Cory Coombes alleges that the district did not accommodate his medically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the incident.

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CA SRO Disarms Student During Fight at High School

According to the police department, the student pulled out a loaded handgun during a fight at lunch and after a brief struggle the SRO disarmed the student.

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