Oro Valley's School Resource Officers

Since 1977 Oro Valley has annually renewed its commitment to the Oro Valley Police Department’s School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Today the program consists of seven officers and one supervising sergeant assigned to each of the town’s Amphitheater schools. One officer is assigned to each of the elementary schools and K-8 school while two each are assigned to the high schools of Ironwood Ridge and Canyon Del Oro. In addition, each officer maintains as a liaison with all of the private and charter schools in town boundaries.

Each SRO has the task of being a law enforcement officer, teacher, and counselor to their school community which not only includes the students but faculty, staff, and parents. This proactive approach and commitment from the Town in its funding of the program really helps establish Oro Valley as a leading community throughout the region. SROs develop positive relationships with students to foster a sense of community and good citizenship, while also being available to investigate criminal activity, deter criminal activity, help educate the students through direct classroom instruction/presentations, and be of assistance with disciplinary issues. Of course there have been several highly publicized shootings across the nation at schools for which having an SRO would clearly be of benefit. The visibility and positive outreach are really at the heart of the program though and SROs participate in school functions as well, assisting staff and parent volunteers.

Quite a bit more specific information about the School Resource Officer program of Oro Valley can be found at the Town’s website linked here.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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