School Resource Officers
Frisco ISD partners with police departments in Frisco, Plano, McKinney and Little Elm to provide School Resource Officers (SROs) who are assigned to all middle and high schools, as well the Career and Technical Education Center and Student Opportunity
Center. Officers assigned to middle schools have responsibility for two to three elementary schools. Additionally, the Town of Little Elm has one SRO for the District's two elementary schools, and extra officers and patrols support elementary schools in Frisco, McKinney and Plano.
School Resource Officers are employees of the police departments, with salaries, vehicles and equipment being a shared cost. SROs are armed at all times and are highly trained by their respective police departments to respond in the event of an emergency.
They are also equipped with medical supplies and specialized tools to assist in a crisis situation.
Duties and Responsibilities
School Resource Officers work closely with the District security team to provide a police presence and visibility in schools. Students also get the opportunity to interact with officers and build positive relationships. Here's a closer look at the
unique role SROs fulfill on FISD campuses:
Take enforcement action on criminal offenses when appropriate.
Provide information concerning questions about law enforcement topics to students and staff.
Provide classroom instruction on various law-related topics.
Coordinate investigative procedures between police and school administration.
Provide limited counseling to students with personal problems.
Counsel with parents and staff as necessary.
Handle initial police reports of crimes committed on campus.
Wear police uniform at all times, or other apparel as approved by both the police department and school district.
Provide a police presence during events and functions, as appropriate, when requested by the principal and as approved by an SRO Sergeant or Police Administration.
Keep school administration/office staff informed when off-campus.
When practical, attend all school special events.
When possible and practical, divert juveniles out of the criminal justice system into other social agencies.
Provide instructional teaching services in the area of narcotics, safety, public relations, occupational training and leadership and life skills.
Prepare lesson plans as necessary for the presentation of approved topics.
Contact information for all Frisco Police Department School Resource Officers is listed here. Follow the Frisco Police Department on Facebook and Twitter at @FriscoPD. Follow SROs on Twitter at @FriscoPD_SRO.