School Resource Officer (SRO)
The purpose of a cooperative School District and Police Department SRO program is to increase safety within the schools and promote a positive environment where education can occur.
The Canby School District and the Canby Police Department share in the funding of the SRO position at Canby High School. During the summer months, the SRO works Patrol shifts.
The SRO works in collaboration with school administrators, teachers and other faculty, and with parents to hold accountable children demonstrating disruptive behavior, criminal activity, and general at-risk conduct.
Role of the SRO
The department's school resource officers are a positive influence on the community's youth. They assume many roles, serving as a resource, confidant, mentor, and instructor.
The school resource officers also participate in many after school activities and functions such as sporting events, socials, music programs, Peer Court, and parades. They are committed to supporting the children, not only in their education, but also in other aspects that shape their lives. The School Resource Officer provides a safe school environment through:
- Patrol of school grounds, responding to calls for service in the area
- Participating in juvenile enforcement missions to prevent juvenile delinquency
- Providing guidance on ethical issues in a classroom setting or informal settings
- Providing individual counseling and mentoring to students
- Giving classroom presentations on the work of the SRO, the criminal justice system, and other related topics that help to build an understanding of law enforcement's role in the community
- Participating in school-related events
To Contact the School Resource Officer:
Officer Greg Larrison
Program Supervised by:
Detective Sergeant Frank Schoenfeld
Canby High School