Under the command of, Captain Pippen 19 deputies are assigned to work within Jefferson County schools and the school community. These deputies are called School Resource Officers (SROs). The mission of these community-oriented deputies is to support safe, secure learning environments for students in grades K – 12. SROs work to prevent violence in schools, to investigate and prosecute students who engage in crimes on school campuses. SROs are certified through the National Association of School Resource Officers at both the Basic and Advanced SRO certification levels.
They teach “Too Good for Drugs” and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training). SROs also work within the greater school community to deter underage drinking and tobacco use by posing as clerks in convenience stores in the school neighborhood. Check our Specialized Units pages for descriptions of our programs.
The Sheriff’s School Resource Division was selected by the National Association of School Resource Officers as a model program in 2002.