The Minot Police Department and Minot Public Schools have partnered to establish a School Resource Officer (SRO) Program.
WHAT IS AN SRO?
An SRO or School Resource Officer, is an on duty, uniformed law enforcement officer, who is assigned a middle and/or high school within the City of Minot.
The intent of the SRO program is that the positive experiences students have with the SRO will bridge the gap between juveniles and law enforcement, and in doing so, help prevent juvenile crime. The SRO’s educate the students by teaching law related classes and other related subjects in the classrooms and counsel both students and parents on various topics. The SRO becomes involved in the students' lives as a positive role model.
The main goal of the Minot Police Department SRO program is to prevent juvenile delinquency by promoting a positive relationship between school youth and law enforcement officials. The SRO position encompasses three major components which allow the SRO to achieve this goal: law enforcement, education, and counseling. These three facets allow the SRO to take a more proactive approach to law enforcement when working with youth. SRO's provide all areas of law enforcement duties on their campus.