School Resource Officers Essay

2019 Words Jun 8th, 2006 9 Pages
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS The School Resource officer program provides the use of trained full-time Police Officers who will work within the educational system. The objectives of the School Recourse Officer Program is to promote and assist schools in providing a safe learning environment which will also improve relationships between law enforcement and the youth of today. The program attempts to promote a better understanding of the Law Enforcement Officers' role in society while educating students, parents, school personnel, and the community on important issues such as gangs, violent crime, drugs, and other related topics. The program also provides a positive role model in the educational system. The Primary focus of this program is …show more content…
It's not that uncommon anymore to here about a school shooting or a student bringing a gun to school. Students are also being robbed at school. Some forget or don't lock up their lockers or cars. A lot of students set their lockers, witch means they set there locks after they close their locker so when they come back to it all they have to do is open it up. At BBCHS the school resource officer walks the halls and checks lockers and if he finds one set he takes all the things out of it and brings it down to his office. Students who set their lockers are just telling people to take their stuff. With ever kid having a cell phone and an IPOD these days, its not like they are losing a thirty-dollar jacket or sweatshirt. Cell phones can cost over one hundred dollars and IPOD's can cost up to four hundred dollars. There have been recent surveys taken by School Recourse officers. Just over fifty-five percent of officers are responsible for only one school, another seventeen percent for two schools, and five percent for three or four schools. Thirty-eight percent of the officers are assigned to cover high schools; twenty-three percent cover middle schools, three percent cover elementary schools, and thirty-six percent cover combinations of schools. Seventy-nine percent of officers are working in open-ended assignments with nine percent working in schools as…