School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are responsible for investigating violations of criminal law. A SRO’s sworn duty to enforce the law does not contradict the need for the SRO to be a positive role model, but rather supports it. It is essential for an SRO to endorse high moral standards and use good judgment and discretion. The Suffolk Police Department’s School Resource Officers are certified to teach Virginia Rules and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program. Other topics that are taught by School Resource Officers include: Anti-Bullying, Internet Safety, Gang Prevention, DUI Avoidance, and Texting While Driving programs. Many of the School Resource Officers assist Suffolk Parks and Recreation in summer programs.