The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Forney Independent School District to provide a proactive approach to help today’s youth deal with the pressures that they face each day.
Each SRO preforms the roles of, law enforcement officer, teacher, as well as counselor, and one of the most important goals of each officer is the ability to develop teamwork when fighting the problems that students face.
As a law enforcement officer, we present a positive, friendly image that will allow the students in the schools to approach the SRO. The officers get to know the individual students in his/her assigned school as well as their particular needs. The students get to know the officers as someone more than just a person in a uniform that is there to harass or arrest them, but someone to turn to in a time of need.
SROs are a tool employed by many schools to offer both a deterrent to crime, as well as a way to provide a sense of security and a method of outreach to the youth of our community. The commingling of these interventions provides for on-site security, prevention, as well as proactive measures.