RESOURCE OFFICERS PROGRAM
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program was started in South Bend in 1997 through a Federal Grant. Through this grant we have a Police Officer assigned to all of South Bend's High Schools. A major role for the SRO is to bridge the gap between the students and those in authority, especially police officers. These officers work towards building a trust between the student and him/herself which leads to a positive attitude towards all law enforcement. The SRO is used in many capacities while in the school setting.
They make reports of crimes that happen within the school boundaries, do follow-up investigations when needed and also make arrests when the situation warrants such action. They go into the classrooms and present students with valuable information pertaining to drugs, gangs, peer pressure, self esteem, conflict resolution and any other topic which presents itself as a concern of young people.
If you would like to find out more information about the program you can contact one of the SRO's at their school through the information listed below. (updated 9/09)
|Sgt. Suzy Dieter||Adams High School||574-283-7700
|Cpl. Gary Fields (SJCPD)||Clay High School||574-243-7090|
|Sgt. Brian Kendall||Riley High School||574-283-8400
| Sgt. Eric Crittendon
Cpl Antwon Jones
|Washington High School||574-283-7200
|Sgt David Herron||Dickinson/Brown Intermediate||574-287-9680
|Cpl Tomar Thomas||Jackson/Marshall Intermediate||574-231-5600
|Sgt Joseph Walker||Jefferson/Edison Intermediate||574-283-8900
|Lt Sherri Taylor||Navarre Intermediate||574-283-7345|