The foremost duty of a School Resource Officer (SRO) is to protect the students and staff of the Fayetteville Public Schools. SROs collaborate with educators on issues of discipline when those matters endanger the lives of the students or involve criminal offenses. Additionally, the SROs serve as an educational resource, and as a liaison between the school and the Fayetteville Police Department.
The SRO program is currently comprised of seven officers, with two officers at Fayetteville High School, one officer at Ramay Junior High School, one officer at Woodland Junior High School, one officer at ALLPS School, one officer at McNair Middle School, and one officer at Owl Creek Elementary. The program is committed to developing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships with students and staff to support a positive school climate. The SRO program offers a variety of police services directly to the school, including classroom presentations, mentoring, and personal contacts to approximately 10,000 students daily.
For more information on the School Resource Officer Program, call 479-587-3555
School Resource Officer Programs
A.L.I.C.E.: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate: This is an active shooter/lockdown procedure that has been implemented in every school in the district.
CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: CPTED security surveys are completed at every school in the district on a rotating basis. This is done to ensure the best security practices are being used at our schools for the safety of our students and staff.
Unannounced Lock Down Drills: Unannounced lockdown drills are conducted by the SROs at random schools throughout the district. This is done to prepare staff and students in the event of a real lockdown situation.
YCPA: Youth Citizen’s Police Academy: The YCPA is a program of the Fayetteville Police Department and is designed to give the youth of today a chance to provide insight into solving issues facing today's teenagers and learn about police operations.
School Resource Officer Training
All SROs are required to attend specific School Resource Officer training.
All SROs are required to attend a Youth Mental Health First Aid Program.
All SROs are required to complete 12 hours of public school-specific education every year.