Police Department

School Resource Officer Program

Independence Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) program is part of the police department's focus on better serving the City through Community Oriented Policing.

A School Resource Officer fills many different roles within his or her school:

  • The SRO is a vital member of the school's administrative team, helping to solve problems within the school community.
  • The SRO is an educational resource for students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • The SRO provides students with a positive role model, and a balanced view of law enforcement.
  • The SRO is a proactive law enforcement officer dealing with law related issues on campus.