School Resource Officer Unit
The School Resource Officer Unit (SRO)/program currently has twelve (12) certified police officers that serve as School Resource Officers (SROs) for the Chandler, Kyrene, and Mesa Public School Districts. These officers are assigned to our High Schools, Junior High Schools, and Middle Schools for the entire school year. Below are the school assignments for each of our SROs along with their contact information for the school year 2023-2024.
For schools that have no SROs, such as elementary and charter schools, click here for more resources:
The SRO Unit Supervisor is Sgt. Adam Ellsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or desk (480) 782-4522
Seven (7) of the SRO positions are grant-funded through the Arizona Department of Education School Safety Program. These grant funds are applied for and administered by the school districts. Four (4) positions are in the Chandler Unified School District, two (2) in Kyrene School District, and one (1) in Mesa Public Schools.
Our SROs are trained by the Arizona Department of Education in a partnership with Law for Kids, which is the State of Arizona’s School Safety Program that allows each SRO to instruct Law-Related Education (LRE) classes. All Chandler SROs are members of the Arizona School Resource Officers Association (ASROA) and the National School Resource Officers Association (NASRO), both of which provide training and networking among other SROs from across the state and nation.
** The Chandler Police Department’s School Resource Officer (SRO) program has been recognized as a “Model School Resource Officer Agency” by the National Association of School Resource Officers. **
SRO Officer’s Job Duties and Responsibilities:
YOUTH PROGRAMS THE SROs PROVIDE:
PREVENTION AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
FOR ALL YOUTH AND TEENS IN CRISIS HOTLINE & TEXTING:
TEEN Lifeline – Call or Text 602-248-8336 for Immediate Crisis Assistance
For 35 years, Teen Lifeline has been the constant in answering teens’ calls for help and, since 2012, has seen programmatic growth year-over-year. In 2020 alone, we answered 35,000 calls/texts, were on 300,000+ student IDs, and reached 320,000 school staff, community members, parents, and students with prevention services.
Mental Health Partners and Resources for Everyone:
SCHOOL SAFETY: BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING:
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS APPS THAT ALL PARENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF:
ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE OUTREACH & EDUCATION:
MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – INTERNET SAFETY:
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