School Resource Officers

School Resource OfficersThe School Resource Officer position is a three-year rotational position and was developed in 1989 with Officer Roger Konczal being the first Resource Officer.

Since that time, full-time officers serve as liaisons to the School District and are funded by the Police Department. Duties include: responding to all calls for service at all public and private Elementary, Middle and High Schools in the district; attending monthly Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) meetings; addressing attendance and truancy issues; attending various committee and school-related meetings; testifying at school expulsion hearings; conducting follow-up investigations on school cases taken by other officers; working with the school district probation/truant officer; assisting with truancy sweeps; coordinating special details to combat school-related crimes; responding to requests for assistance from school officials and the parents/family of students; as well as numerous other miscellaneous duties. School Resource Officers are also expected to assist with normal patrol duties when needed due to priority calls for service and staffing shortages.