School Resource Officers (SROs)
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program operates as an agreement between the Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic School District, the FrancoSud School Board and the Palliser School Division.
School Resource Officers are sworn law enforcement officers with the Calgary Police Service who are placed in schools. A School Resource Officer generally possesses a background in working with youth and community-based programs. The officers provide a visible and positive image of law enforcement. They are usually seen as a friend or mentor to students rather than a uniformed officer. The officers provide advice and guidance, and can assist in instances of bullying and school violence.
The program is committed to fostering partnerships among law enforcement, the school and the community. It helps to ensure safe school environments, successful students and productive citizens.
School Resource Officers have a strong relationship with Crime Stoppers. When tips are related to a high school the SRO is assigned to, the tip will generally go directly to the officer to be dealt with. This partnership helps the officer identify offenders with their knowledge of the students.
Who is my School Resource Officer?
To locate a School Resource Officer, please contact the main office of your school.
If your school does not have a dedicated SRO, report any incidences of bullying to your parents or school administration. They can direct you to a police officer if they feel it is necessary.