School Resource Officer Unit Mission
The mission of the SRO Unit is to provide for and maintain a safe, healthy, and productive learning environment for all students attending the five school districts and CC in which the City of Colorado Springs has entered into agreements. The SRO/CRO accomplishes this mission by working in a cooperative, proactive, and problem-solving partnership with the appropriate staff within their schools and districts.
The SRO/CRO will always conduct themselves in a professional manner and will be courteous toward students, faculty, and other school personnel. Officers must consider themselves role models for students and an ambassador of the department to those associated with the schools and the public.
- Focused on establishing a safe learning environment
- We are committed to building trusting relationships with school staff, students, and families
- We are committed to fairness/equity
- We are committed to restorative justice practices
- We will provide education to school staff, students, partners, and community members
Role of the SRO Unit
Provide a proactive approach against juvenile delinquency through communication with students and school personnel.
Establish a liaison with school principals, faculty, and students.
Work cooperatively with staff and security at the school.
Campus Related Investigations
Provide routine police services as requested by citizens on school property.
Differentiate between criminal activity and disciplinary issues; make appropriate referrals.
Investigate criminal activity occurring on the school campus and/or on school property or relating to students or school activities.
Maintain high visibility and interact with students to serve as a positive role model and avail themselves to students, parents, and staff.
Engage in appropriate intelligence-gathering activities in their assigned schools for the safety of the school, students, and community.
Teaching Classes & Emotional Support for Students
Teach prevention and law-related education curricula, as appropriate.
Counsel students in situations as needed or requested by school officials or parents.
Meet Your SRO
There is one SRO assigned to Colorado College. This officer helps consult with campus security and provides resources to school administration.
SRO Supervisory Group
The CSPD School Resource Officer Supervisory team is made up of one lieutenant and three sergeants, each overseeing the various officers.