School Resource Officers provide consistent and readily available police support for various K-thru-12 schools within the City of Milwaukie.
The SRO works in collaboration with school administrators, teachers and other faculty, and with parents to hold accountable children demonstrating disruptive behavior, criminal activity, and general at-risk conduct.
In addition, the SRO position allows positive interactions between children and police. Approximately one quarter of the city’s population is in the school environment. Our children deserve representation and the means to receive assistance when it is needed.
Sometimes children are victims of crime in their own homes. Occasionally a child becomes a victim of crime before, during, or after school.
As the SRO and students get to know each other in the school environment, a comfort zone develops.
Children often confide in the SRO, feeling enabled to report having been a victim of crime.
Examples of crimes children have experienced in the community include, but are not limited to: