SRO's teach Law Related Education (LRE) to students.Juvenile Rights
Some examples of LRE topics are:
Fighting Hate Crimes
The Juvenile Justice System
The Criminal Justice System
History of Law Enforcement
English - Professional Writing Skills
Math - Accident Investigation, Computer Crime
Science - Forensics, DNA Evidence, Ballistics , Accident Investigation
Drivers Education - Mock Accidents, DUI Awareness, Defensive Driving
Government and Law - Search & Seizure, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Consumer Law etc.
Physical Education/Health - Personal Safety, Sexual Assault Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Domestic Violence Awareness Mentoring
The SRO is a resource for faculty, students and parents, providing informal counseling and/or advice. These officers have received extensive training regarding programs and services available to handle problems and conflicts. Getting the right kind of help to those that need it is one of the SRO's highest priorities.
Law Enforcer -
Any criminal or law related issue that arises on campus is the SRO's responsibility. In many ways his/her school is no different than any other patrol beat. Whether it is child abuse, truancy, disorderly conduct, theft, or some type of assault, the SRO is there to handle it quickly and professionally. SRO's work closely with school administration in these issues.
The SRO is charged with proactively addressing the crimes that occur on campus, both through education and through special projects or programs. Every school is different, so each SRO must tailor his/her projects to both the problem and the school.