MESSAGES 2014 :: SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

School Resource Officer Survey Reminder

Superintendents, please note the item below regarding School Resource Officers. To date we have only received responses from 30 LEAs. If you have not responded with your district's information, please do so by this Friday, Sept. 26. Thank you for your attention to this critical request.

The DPI, Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division and the NC Center for Safer Schools have a commitment to assist in ensuring our children are provided a safe learning environment. We are seeking information to determine how many North Carolina Middle and High Schools DO NOT have a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to them. Additionally, we wish to determine your perceived need for SROs should the General Assembly be supportive of funding new positions. We also are attempting to determine a suitable contact within your agency or a local law enforcement agency to send future information, notifications or SRO census questions. Lastly, we seek any school safety suggestions that we can look into providing local or statewide initiatives. To submit your responses online, go to Please respond by Friday, Sept. 26.