WAYNE POLICE - SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM
The SRO will assume three primary functions or roles in the school community:
As an Instructor – The SRO will provide a variety of educational opportunities to the school community through law related presentations for students, faculty, and parents.
As A Resource Provider – The SRO can provide informal counseling to students and parents. This counseling can range from mediation of student problems to guiding students and parents to the appropriate agency.
As A Police Officer – The SRO will be a positive law enforcement presence in the school community and act as a role model for students. Uniformed officers also present a deterrent to violence, drug use, vandalism, and theft. Their presence will provide an immediate increase in safety and security for both students and staff.
Duties of the Assigned SRO: The duties to be performed by each SRO will be directed by Wayne Chief of Police,
John Reardon through the municipal police dept chain of command, in
cooperation with Wayne School Superintendent, Michael Roth, and/or his designee. SRO duties may include, but are not limited to:
The SRO shall, at all times, act as a role model to students and faculty by demonstrating appropriate attitude, behavior, courtesy and respect.
The SRO shall provide assistance in programs for peer mediation, conflict resolution, and peer leadership.
The SRO shall be certified by the State of New Jersey, Department of Education , to substitute teach in Passaic County Schools. He will offer specialized, short-term programs involving a range of topics such as security, crime prevention, drug and alcohol resistance education, and the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
The SRO shall attend school functions, such as athletic events, dances, canteens, field trips, and when requested, faculty, PTA, and Board Of Education meetings to provide additional support and visibility.
The SRO shall assist school personnel in dealing with emergencies and recommend security measures, where indicated.
The SRO shall take all necessary action to ensure the safety of all school personnel. This includes warning, detaining, citing and/or taking violators of the law into custody, when warranted.