Watauga Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) is a specially trained police officer to serve as a positive role model for students, and provide assistance to school administration. Each SRO provides full-time police service to their respective campus and builds a relationship with students in order to improve relations between youth and police. The aim of the SRO program is to help students help themselves through personal safety awareness.
The SRO creates and maintains safe, secure, and orderly learning environments for students, teachers, and staff. As a positive role model, a SRO instills good moral standards, good judgment and discretion, respect for other students, and a sincere concern for the school community. As a law-related presenter, the SRO will share special law enforcement expertise by presentations in the classroom to promote a better understanding of our laws. A SRO also serves as a confidential source of counseling for students and parents concerning problems they face as well as providing information on community resources available to them.