The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program commenced in 2012 as a joint effort between the Liberal Police Department and USD 480. The SRO is under the direct supervision of the Liberal Police Department.
Duties & Responsibilities
The SRO Program places uniformed police officers in schools in an effort to create and maintain a safe learning environment. The SRO's 1st duty is that of a sworn police officer, investigating crimes and activities associated with criminal behavior.
They are not "campus police," but rather "police on campus" who promote a positive image through interaction with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. We recognize that our youth are our future.
Types of Proactive Approaches
The SRO takes a proactive approach with the schools through:
Building healthy and trusting relationships
Encouraging a forward looking approach to deal with the pressures today's young people face through programs such as Gang Resistance Education and Training
Identifying youth at risk and intervening with appropriate action plans