The School Resource Officer (SRO) is another example of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office approach to being connected with our community. The SRO Section is made up of 17 deputies covering 11 schools and servicing approximately 10,500 students plus staff of schools making up the Lowndes County School system. These deputies are specially trained to work in a school setting and to provide for the security of our most precious resource. In addition to the law enforcement duties the SRO Section provide Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) in the schools they are assigned.
The SRO Section works in collaboration with their campus parents/guardians, administration, faculty and staff to provide a safe learning environment, law related education, counseling, mentorship and expertise of a trained law enforcement officer at their schools.