The School Resource Officer position was developed to address youth issues in the community and to work with the school system and Juvenile Probation to resolve juvenile problems, many times before they become serious. Currently one officer is assigned as a full time School Resource Officer. The primary duty and responsibility is the investigation of criminal activity involving juveniles and working with school officials to maintain a safe learning environment for students. Assignments range from dealing with status offenses such as truancy to more serious criminal offenses such as vandalism, theft, robbery, or sexual assault that may occur in our schools .
The School Resource Officer works closely with school officials and local agencies to identify and correct behavioral problems in children before they become a serious problem. Many times when a child commits a minor offence it is because there is a larger problem that needs to be addressed. The School Resource Officer reviews all cases involving juveniles and determines the best course of action to take to prevent the action from recurring. The officer works with Juvenile Probation and other local agencies to provide counseling and guidance to juvenile offenders.
If you would like to find out more about the School Resource Officer's responsibilities, contact Daniel A. Young at: 650-259-2473.