The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program was developed in 1999 in order to address safety concerns and juvenile crime in our local schools.
The SRO program places a deputy sheriff in every Grayson County school with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, teachers, and staff. The SRO program reflects the community’s desire to ensure that its schools are safe and secure. SRO’s represent a proactive strategy designed to bring prevention and intervention into the schools.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office SRO is on campus daily at Grayson County schools. The presence of a uniformed police officer provides a deterrent to criminal activity by discouraging unwanted and undesirable visitors on the school grounds or in the surrounding area.
The SRO provides support and training for school staff on issues of juvenile law, substance abuse, gang awareness, and school safety. SRO’s investigate crimes committed by juveniles and are involved in planning and executing several educational programs throughout the year, such as “None For The Road,” “Class Action,” and “D.A.R.E.”