|In 2005, the Carencro Police Department joined a growing list of
police departments across the country by instituting a school
resource officer. The SRO has become a very important element of a
police department and is a unique position that creates a positive
image of law enforcement to the youth of our community. The SRO
program is a cooperative effort between the Carencro Police
Department and the Lafayette Parish School Board.
SRO Timmy Prejean is the SRO for the Carencro Police
Department assigned full time to the Carencro Middle School campus
SRO Gerald Robin and SRO James Mitchell are the SROs for the Carencro
Police Department assigned full-time to the Carencro High Campus.
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recovery of stolen property or the arrest of anyone involved at
Carencro High School? If so,
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What is a School Resource Officer?
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is the next step in
Community Oriented Policing (COP). The SRO is an asset used by the
community and the school in an attempt to address situations in
the lives of students in a manner other than the judicial system.
The School Resource Officer Program is a national accepted program
involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the
educational environment. The officer is involved in a variety of
functions while in the school aimed at prevention. In addition to
being an active high profile law enforcement officer, the SRO is a
resource for students, parents, teachers and administration
regarding law issues. Another duty for the SRO is being the link
to other service agencies who provide preventive and counseling
services within the school district. Working hand-in-hand with the
principle, the SRO assists with finding solutions to problems
afflicting today’s school age children.
The SRO is a proactive approach to deal with the pressures that
today’s youth finds itself having to confront. This includes the
use of alcohol, drug, and tobacco, along with peer pressure, gang
activity, and sex. These situations are not only in the schools,
but in the community as well. The approach of addressing these
issues only in schools, or only in the community, has not been
completely effective. Traditionally, police and schools did not
interact until one called upon the other
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