School Resource Officer Program
How It Works
The Hood County Constable’s Precinct 4 Office, in conjunction with the Granbury Independent School District, has worked closely for over 20 years to developed the SROs to provide safety and security for the children in the Granbury District. A uniformed deputy I assigned to the Granbury High School as well as the Granbury Middle School and Acton Middle School.
The objective of this program is to build a stronger relationship between the school district, students, and their parents / guardians by opening a wider form of communication. By formalizing relationships between GISD and the Hood County Constable Precinct 4 Office in order to foster a n efficient and cohesive program that will build a positive relationship between Police Officers and the youth in our community in addition to reducing crime committed by juveniles and young adults. This program will serve each grade and campus of the Granbury Independent School District.
Mission of the SRO Program
The mission of the SRO Program is the reduction and prevention of school-related violence and crime committed by juveniles and young adults. This is accomplished by assigning Police Officers to school facilities on a permanent basis. The SRO Program accomplishes this mission by creating and maintaining safe, secure and orderly learning environments for students, teachers and staff. The SRO will establish a trusting channel of communication with students, parents and teachers. SRO’s will serve as a positive role model to instill in students good moral standards, good judgement and discretion, respect for other students, and a sincere concern for the school community. SRO’s will promote citizen awareness of the law to enable students to become better-informed and effective citizens, while empowering students with the knowledge of law enforcement efforts and obligations regarding enforcement as well as consequences for violations of the law. SRO’s will serve as a confidential source of counseling for students and parents concerning problems they face as well as providing information on community resources available to them. Goals and objectives are designed to develop and enhance rapport between youth, police officers, school administrators and parents.