School Resource Officer

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School Resource Officer
 
 
 
Detective Arthur Burgos is assigned as the department’s School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO’s primary responsibility is the schools while also investigating juvenile crimes. The SRO also assists with school activities to help build a positive relationship with the students. 

The SRO is responsible for coordinating the “Every 15 Minutes” program with the high school. The program offers real life experience designed to show teenagers the dangerous consequences of drinking and driving. A student is removed from class every 15 minutes and an obituary is read to the classmates, explaining the circumstances of the student’s demise and the contributions the student has made to the school and community.

A simulated alcohol related traffic collision is displayed to further enhance the reality of the program as well as a death notification made to the parents.

The program stress that the decision to drink alcohol can affect many people, not just the one who drinks.