Public Safety Program
Windsor Police Department
Enhancement to School and Police Partnership: Sage Park Middle School School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
To expand upon the Town of Windsor School and Police partnership through implementation of a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Sage Park Middle School.
Emerging Public Safety Issue
- Increased Delinquency (crime) by Middle School age youth
- Greater volume of Calls for Service at SPMS: Delinquency & Emotional Needs / Crisis
- Nature and types of incidents with Middle School age youth (Crimes vs Persons)
- Demonstrated need for access to Community Partner / Resource @ SPMS
SRO's enhance Public Safety and benefit the Community
High school principals and assistant principals rated SROs as effective or very effective concerning impact on school safety and security.
Teachers and students felt positively about the SRO approach after only three months of SRO placement.
Eighty-four percent (84%) of teachers and fifty-three percent (53%) of students said the SRO presence contributed to deterring violence.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of teachers and forty-five percent (45%) of students said the SRO presence deterred drug activity.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of teachers and forty-one percent (41%) of students said the SRO had helped reduce the amount of violence at the school.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of teachers forty-seven (47%) percent of students said they felt safer because of the SRO presence.
Seventy percent (70%) of teachers said the SRO presence contributed to a better learning environment. -Center for Prevention of School Violence