In December of 2012, the Chagrin Falls Police Department placed an officer in the schools in response to the most recent school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The officer was present primarily on the 7-12 campus, but made visits to the other buildings in the district. The officer was assigned as an School Resource Officer three days a week, from the end of December until the middle of May. The position ended at that time due to funding issues.
A School Resource Officer (SRO) performs a variety of duties beyond just security while assigned to the school district. SROs are involved in safety planning, classroom instruction and activities, as well as interaction with the students and faculty. SROs develop relationships with the students and school community that foster positive interactions with law enforcement, and assist with maintaining a safe school environment. For more information on SROs, please go visit www.osroa.org.
The following survey has been posted to gather feedback from the community regarding the importance of an SRO position within the Chagrin Falls Schools to the community, and to determine a course of action for future funding of this program.
Click here to take School Resource Officer survey (8 questions)