School Resource Officer Program

In May 1999, the local School Resource Office Program was established by the Warren County Board of Education and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Structured to foster and maintain a safe school environment for the students in Warren County Public Schools, the program also enables students to develop a positive rapport with law enforcement.

The SRO program is a nationally accredited program involving the assignment of select, specially trained deputies to work directly in the school.  These sheriff’s deputies assist school administrators in keeping the school safe. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office deploys deputy sheriffs into the schools who meet the professional certification standards of Kentucky Peace Officers.  The SRO deputies receive annual training in this field, and are endowed with full law enforcement authority in Warren County, with a specialized focus on school property.

The primary responsibilities of the School Resource Officers are:

  • Protection of life and property
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Build strong relationships with students and staff
  • Communicate potential security dangers to staff
  • Investigate reported threats or dangers
  • Primary contact for the State Security Marshalls Office for School Safety and Resiliency Act compliance (Senate Bill 1)
  • Enforcement and assistance with vehicular traffic
  • Regulation of non-criminal conduct
  • Enforcement of state statutes
  • Apprehension and prosecution of offenders

Our sheriff’s deputies are placed in Warren County Schools to serve and protect our children – for although often stated, our young people truly are our premier resource. Therefore, our school-site presence is a fundamental aspect of our mission.  The investment of our deputies and our community’s time in our children’s welfare and development will deliver immeasurable dividends, and our care, intervention, and encouragement can be essential to their optimal development.

Please contact us either at our schools or at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for our services, or to offer input regarding those services.