School Resource Officer
The Pittsfield Police Department’s School Resource Officers are part of a proven community policing strategy that provides front line law enforcement services to vulnerable populations; in this case, school age children. The Department currently places five SROs in the City’s four secondary schools to maintain order, address safety and security concerns, investigate crimes, serve as liaisons with school administrators, and participate in educational activities.
While SROs work closely with their respective school administrators, they are fully certified police officers whose assignment is to police the schools, the surrounding neighborhoods and the student body. SROs investigate a variety of offenses, conduct follow-up investigations on behalf of Patrol and the Detective Bureau, and provide the rest of the Department with real time information about issues related to school age children.
SROs specialize in early intervention and diversion strategies, designed to provide a safe and crime free environment in our middle and high schools.