The Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program involves the assignment of three full-time uniformed police officers to Salina's middle and high schools. Capt. Paul Forrester is in charge of the SRO Program.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program provides an increased level of effective interaction between the Police Department, students, school officials and parents. This partnership between the Police Department and School System facilitates the rapid resolution of minor problems before they become big problems. While each SRO is a fully trained police officer with arrest authority, their primary focus is working with the school administration to maintain a safe learning environment.
A typical day for an SRO may include consulting with a principal about a discipline issue, investigating the circumstances surrounding some lost property, intervening in a minor conflict between students or providing advice to a troubled student.
School Resource Officers
South Middle School
Lakewood Middle School
Central High School
South High School