Resource Officer

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: KENNETH WRIGHT

 

Contact Information

Officer Kenneth Wright
School: 508-261-7540 x 33155
MansfieldPD: 508-261-7300 x 61225
           
Email: Kenneth.Wright@Mansfieldschools.com
           

 

The job description below details typical tasks of the School Resource Officer position, but is not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • The SRO should promote the profession of police officer and be a positive role model.

  • The SRO should strive to increase visibility and accessibility of police to the school community.

The School Resource Officer serves many purposes. The major responsibilities are referred to as the Triad concept.

A. Law Enforcement:

The SRO enforces the law and when necessary is required to investigate crimes and take people to court or make arrests.
In the absence of crime in our schools more time can be spent concentrating on positive and productive things.

B. Education:

The SRO will be a guest speaker in the classrooms. Classes are given on subjects such as: drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, bullying etc and their related consequences. The SRO should also be available to help students with individual projects.

C. Specialized Counseling:

The SRO is at school to answer student's questions and help them with their problems at school or at home.

Some of the other SRO's duties are:
  

  • Establishing and maintaining a close partnership with school administrators and other school personnel in order to provide for a safe school environment.
  • Serving as a role model to students.
  • Deterring misconduct through prevention and intervention.
  • Assisting the school administration when others commit acts of violence or other crimes.
  • Serving as the liaison between the police department and the school.
  • Assisting staff with classroom activities involving instruction on various criminal justice/crisis issues.
  • Assisting with security, safety and crisis planning of schools and their grounds.
  • Creating a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Providing teacher and staff training.
  • Acting as a resource to parents.
  • Providing alcohol and other drug resistance education and prevention.
  • Providing career counseling to students interested in the law enforcement field.
  • Assisting in making appropriate referrals to service agencies, etc. when necessary.
  • Being visible, proactive, available, and professional within the school community and with student interactions.

 

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