Sheriff’s School Resource Police Division acted as advisors to the
Alternative Learning Study Group, Hot Spots Program, Weed and Seed Program,
Safe Streets Program, and Mentoring Program. We continue our commitment to
provide training for the Board of Education personnel in the areas of drug
awareness, juvenile problems, crime prevention and personal safety. The
officers have taken on many tasks such as working closely with the social
studies, health education, and mathematics teachers in customizing and
designing instruction to address specific law related issues.
In September of 1999,officers began attending the PTA meetings and
parent conferences. Resource officers are now involved in parent
conferences at the schools when a child is involved in some type of
criminal activity. School Resource Police Officers are very active in the
Student Behavior Management Teams, Booster Clubs, Community Watch Groups,
and with school facilities committees.
During the course of the year, the school deputies were very active in
assisting the school administration in looking for ways to make the schools
safer. This was done by not allowing outsiders to enter the school grounds
that do not have business in the schools. School Resource Deputies assisted
the Board of Education in re-designing a code of emergency system, which is
now uniform for all schools within the county that can be used for any
Deputies have been working with the Board of Education Truancy Department in
assisting in keeping repeat truant children in school.
At the beginning of the school year, the deputies also conducted classes
for teachers along with school bus drivers to teach them about the
Sheriff’s School Resource Program. School bus drivers were taught what to
do should they have an emergency or a fight on a school bus.