School Resource Officer

School Resource Officers server our community in a unique fashion.  In addition to providing security for staff, visitors and students at their assigned school, they act as a liaison between the School System and Police Department, and are assigned the task of developing a rapport with the community youth.

Essential Duties of the School Resource Officers:

  • Monitors and patrols school property when school is in session to ensure safety.
  • Builds a positive rapport with students, parents and faculty.
  • Serves or coordinates service of court documents to parents of students regarding truancy or delinquent acts.
  • Investigates criminal activity and files and maintains reports.
  • Assists administrators in security planning for all ball games and special school events.
  • Assists the Principal with security, emergency, and safety planning and training.
  • Attends school faculty and parent meetings when requested by administrators.
  • Instructs short term specialized law enforcement or emergency preparedness programs and provides information as a guest speaker when invited by faculty. 

The School Resource Officer main objective is to support and facilitate the educational process in Elizabethton by fostering a safe and secure environment for students and staff, and proactively interacting with the students.

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