The School Resource Officer Program, H.Y.P.E. (Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence) is a collaborative effort by a certified law enforcement officer, school administrators, educators, students, parents, the court system, and the community to offer law related educational programs in the school in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, and violence. The program will focus on preventing juvenile delinquency, maintaining a safe school environment, and providing a positive law enforcement presence in the school community.
The development of this mentoring relationship between our youth and our school resource officer promotes two main concepts: educating youth to make good choices in difficult situations and openly engage in learning activities that help to assist in making good choices.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Perry County Public Schools and parochial schools have designed a safe and secure environment on the school campus, bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and students in order to increase positive attitudes toward law enforcement, and reduce juvenile crime.
As a law enforcement officer, the School Resource Officer maintains a safe and secure school environment in which “teachers feel safe to teach and students feel safe to learn.”