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School Resource Officer
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 and
SRO Gerald Robin and SRO James Mitchell are the SROs for the Carencro Police Department assigned full-time to the Carencro High Campus.

Do you have information that could lead to the recovery of stolen property or the arrest of anyone involved at Carencro High School?  If so, CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to the School Resource Officer!

 


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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