School Resource Officer
Officer Nicholas Muschiano
Phone Number: 825-7270
The School Resource Officer Program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment on several different levels. The officer is involved in a variety of functions. What is the School Resource Officer?
As a visible, active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with any law-related issues.
As a classroom resource for instruction in the following areas: law related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, crime prevention and other areas.
As a member of the faculty and administrative team working hand in hand to solve problems in the school community.
As a resource for the students which will enable students to be associated with a law enforcement figure in the student's environment.
As a resource to teachers, parents and students for conferences on an individual basis, dealing with individual problems or questions.
As a counseling resource in areas which may affect the educational environment but may be of a law-related nature.
Goals of the School Resource Officer Program
Bridge the gap between Police Officers and young people, and increase positive attitudes toward law enforcement.
Teach the value of our legal system.
Promote respect for people and property.
Reduce juveniles crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, authority and justice.
To take a personal interest in students and their activities.
To allow students access to the legal system.
To give students a realistic picture of our laws and legal system so they will have an investment in supporting and improving it.
Teach students how to avoid becoming a victim through self awareness and crime prevention.
The TRIAD Concept
The basic TRIAD concept which signifies the philosophy of the school resource officer program adheres to the following roles
A member of the faculty and administration.
Provide law related education to the students, parents and staff on request.
Role of a guest speaker.
Informal counseling of students and parents based on the expertise of a law enforcement officer.
Work closely with the school's counseling staff.
Provide information on community services and the law to students, parents and staff.
Law Enforcement Officer:
Uniformed, armed officer.
Uniformed or plain clothes.
Investigates crimes, makes arrests.
The officer for the school community.
Works with other law enforcement officers and agencies.