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The Uniform Services Bureau-Special Services Division’s position of School Resource Officer (SRO) is a uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy placed in a school setting.  The SRO serves as a liaison between the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO)  and the school.  The presence of an SRO is intended to accomplish two goals.  First, the work of an SRO is intended to promote the reduction of crime and violence in the school.  Second, the SRO’s aim is to break down barriers that often exist between youth and law enforcement. 

The SRO will teach students about crime prevention and avoiding victimization, and reduce crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, authority, and justice.  SRO’s shall build positive rapport among students by being visible and accessible to student bodies, initiating interactions, and serving as strong role models.

The primary contacts for DCSO SRO’s are principals (building-specific issues) and the Superintendent (school network issues).  SRO’s meet at least weekly with principals to determine priority activities within their respective buildings.  Duties and activities of School Resource Officers shall include the following:

A. Conduct EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS to appropriate students, staff, parents, and Parent Advisory Committees about: 
-Relevant State Statutes
-Drug Prevention and Awareness
-Drug and Alcohol Signs and Symptoms
-Gang Awareness
-Electronic Communication Safety/Awareness
-Respectful Law Abiding Behavior
-Other Topics as Requested (ex: criminal/suspicious activities, school safety)

B. Conduct PREVENTION/DETERRENCE activities in and around school property, including but not limited to the following venues:
-School Buildings/Property
-School Parking Lots
-Extra-Curricular Activities (i.e. evening and weekend activity resulting in overtime assignments)
-Neighborhoods immediately surrounding schools

C. May assist school administrators to INVESTIGATE potential law enforcement incidents that may result in disciplinary actions or proceedings. (Disciplinary issues shall remain the responsibility of school administrators). Examples of Code of Conduct/School Rules violations include:
-Bullying
-Teasing
-Sportsmanship
-Threats/Intimidation
-Aggression

D. Assist school administrators in maintaining the SAFETY AND SECURITY of students and staff, in and around school buildings, by:
-Consulting with principals about Emergency Response Plans, and providing ongoing feedback to ensure such plans are updated as needed
-Assisting principals in conducting emergency drills (in conjunction with other local agencies) and debriefing results of building safety drills
-Assisting school administrators in implementing Emergency Response Plans (in con-junction with other local agencies) in cases of actual emergencies, and debriefing with school administrators after such events
-Serving as a liaison between school administrators and the DCSO for the School Threat Assessment Team
-Conducting security surveys for administrators and prioritizing concerns
-Coordinating K-9 searches upon request

E. ENFORCE local, state, and federal laws to provide students, staff and residents with safe community environments. The principal or designee shall be notified, when practicable, prior to the arrest of a student made on school property or during school-sponsored events. Examples of laws enforced include but are not limited to:
-Disorderly Conduct
-Alcohol Violations
-Assaults
-Minor in Possession of Tobacco
-Possession of Controlled Substances
-Traffic Violations
-Runaway

F. Conduct OTHER DUTIES, at the request of the DCSO and the School District, which may include:
-Assisting school personnel with home visits when necessary to ensure the safety of students and their families
-Completing documentation requirements related to compulsory attendance
-Completing reports for school related incidents
-Completing daily and monthly activity reports
-Completing Proofs of Compliance of CALEA accreditation standards related to juveniles/SRO.
-Tracking and reporting available data back to school administrators regarding Sections A through E.

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SRO Contact Information

Supervisor
Sgt. Timothy Owens
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(402) 510-6932

Alfonzo W. Davis Middle School
Deputy Cindy Dmyterko
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(402) 510-

Bennington School District
Deputy Gary Baker
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(402) 510-

DC West School District
Deputy Corbin Brown
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(402) 510-

Elkhorn South High School
Deputy Anthony Ramaeker
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(402) 510-

Elkhorn Grandview Middle School, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School, and Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
Deputy Kayleigh Miller
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(402) 510-

Horizon West High School
Deputy Kevin Bartels
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(402) 510-

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