The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, formerly called the Educational Facilities Officer Program, is an outreach program sponsored by the Montgomery County Police, Gaithersburg City Police, Rockville City Police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Montgomery County Public Schools. School Resource Officers (SROs) serve as liaisons between the police departments and the high schools for school and police related concerns and incidents.
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a sworn uniformed law enforcement officer trained in emergency preparedness, crisis management, community policing concepts, and problem solving who is assigned to work as a liaison to MCPS.
The SRO’s primary function is to enhance the safety and security of the learning environment for students, staff, and the school community in the Montgomery County Public High Schools. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Acting as a resource and assisting with emergency preparedness as well as safety awareness education to the high school population age groups.
- Meeting regularly with MCPS Staff, students, and parents, to exchange information and discuss issues of concern within the school.
- Serving as a point of contact to deliver MCPD programs such as crime prevention, conflict resolution and mediation, drug and alcohol awareness, violence prevention, gang awareness, and community relations and outreach.
- Assisting with calls for service and incidents occurring within their assigned schools.
- Assisting with traffic safety and traffic enforcement activities at their assigned schools.
School Resource Officer Assignments 2014-2015
Quince Orchard HS – MCP Officer Lowery
Richard Montgomery HS – RCP Corporal Halverson
Rockville HS – RCP Corporal Halverson
Thomas S Wootton HS – MCP Officer Connelly
Winston Churchill HS – MCP Officer Homrock
Poolesville HS – MCP Officer Winkler
Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS – MCP Officer Lucas
Walt Whitman HS – MCP Officer Pascali
Walter Johnson HS – MCP Officer Jackson
Montgomery Blair HS – MCP Officer Splaine
Paint Branch HS – MCP Officer Hennessy
Springbrook HS – MCP Officer Mavritte
Northwood HS – MCP Officer Rodriguez
Albert Einstein HS – MCP Officer Gregory
James Hubert Blake HS – MCP Officer Mclain
John F. Kennedy HS – MCP Officer Taylor
Sherwood HS – MCP Officer Veiga
Wheaton HS – MCP Officer Henderson
Clarksburg HS – MCP Officer Melott
Damascus HS – MCP Officer Riddle
Northwest HS – MCP Officer Wojdan
Seneca Valley HS – MCP Officer Larson
Col Zadok Magruder HS – MCSO Deputy Defriece
Gaithersburg HS – GPD Officer Blackmon
Watkins Mill HS – MCP Officer Goodale
The Alternative School – MCP Officer Jacaruso