The Edwardsville Police School Resource Officer Program places experienced law enforcement professionals at Edwardsville High School, the Alternative High School, Liberty Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School. The School Resource Officer Program reflects a community partnership between Edwardsville Community School District 7 and the City of Edwardsville Police Department to ensure that our schools are safe, secure, and orderly learning environments.
The SRO fulfills three roles by using a triad approach. The officer acts as law enforcement officer, a law-related counselor, and law-related presenter. As a law enforcement officer, the primary purpose is to “keep the peace.” As a law-related counselor, the officer provides resource guidance to students, parents, teachers, and staff and acts as a link to support services both inside and outside the high school. As a law-related presenter, the officer will share special law enforcement expertise by presentations in the classroom to promote a better understanding of our laws. Furthermore, the SRO also serves as positive role model for the students on campus during school hours and off campus at extracurricular activities.