School Resource Officers (SRO) are committed to providing a safe campus and environment for teachers and students. Along with providing enhanced security, SRO's are also dedicated to making a positive impact on students by investing in their lives in a variety of ways.
SROs work in partnership with the Carroll Independent School District to provide students with important messages about bullying, cyber-bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, internet and chat room safety, bicycle helmet safety and much more. They also serve as a positive role model to students through coaching and mentoring to help them make good choices and learn about the consequences of negative behavior.
If you have any questions, issues or need additional information about the SRO program, please contact the Police Sergeant in charge.
SROs in Action!
SRO Gallaway keeps traffic moving during drop off and pick up.
SRO Hill educating students about the duties of a police officer.
SRO LaGrassa and his "mini-me" keeping students safe.
SRO Petrie interacting with his students.
SRO Rattan and his student helper.
SRO Reeves receives thanks from his students!
SRO Rogers speaks to a group of students about the duties of a police detective and collecting evidence.
SRO Slusser talks to his students about making good choices.
SRO Wilson mentoring a group of students.
History of the SRO Program in Southlake
The partnership between the City of Southlake and Carroll ISD began in 1989 when the first DARE officer began teaching in the elementary schools. As the Carroll Independent School District grew and the relationship between the City and the school district strengthened, officers were also placed at other secondary campuses.
From 2005 - 2013, Southlake & CISD schools operated with three (3) School Resource Officers. These officers were assigned at Carroll Senior High School, Carroll High School, and an officer who divided time between Carroll Middle School and Dawson Middle School.
At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, a School Resource Officer was placed in every CISD school.
Other Responsibilities of SROs
The School Resource Officer is a resource for faculty and staff in the area of crime prevention and development of security measures to make campuses safer.
As a law enforcement officer, the School Resource Officer responds to all types of offenses on campus, takes reports, investigates criminal offenses involving youth, both on and off campus, acting as both the first responding investigator and an expert in juvenile law. This allows for a thorough investigation by officers most familiar with the needs of children in keeping with Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. School Resource Officers enforce violations of the law only, and do not enforce school rules, nor is their presence used to “persuade” compliance.
The Southlake Police Department is proud of the partnership created through the SRO program and the positive impact it has with the faculty, teachers, students and parents within the Carroll Independent School District.