SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER UNIT

The School Resource Officer program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment. In addition to providing law enforcement presence at the schools, SROs are role models for the students. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office currently has 14 deputies assigned to the School Resource Officer Program and two Sergeants as supervisors. There is a SRO in every middle school and high school in Forsyth County; elementary schools are typically covered by the middle school SROs. We are very fortunate to have a strong relationship with the educators in the Forsyth County School System and the unit works hand in hand with the Forsyth County Board of Education School Safety Department.

What is a School Resource Officer?

First and foremost, a SRO is a law enforcement officer. Each SRO provides a uniformed presence to their school campus. They are prepared and trained to protect the students and faculty from intruders, conduct criminal investigations and patrol their beat (the school). The SRO advises the school administration in safety and security matters as well as lending their expertise in law-related issues. Our SROs also typically provide law enforcement presence for after-school events for their assigned schools.

Secondly, SROs are counselors. Each SRO has gained a wealth of knowledge over his or her career, which is shared with the students, their parents and the school’s staff. They offer advice in law-related matters as well as resources for virtually any need a person might have. Each school and individual student has different needs, but the SRO is there to help any way necessary.

Thirdly, a SRO educates. Each School Resource Officer conducts classroom presentations on a variety of subjects including: law-related education, crime and violence prevention, safety, and alcohol and drugs prevention. The deputies who are assigned as School Resource Officers are passionately invested in their schools and proud to be serving the families of Forsyth County.

The School Resource Officer program is supervised by Sgt. Matt Starr, Sgt. Rob Heagerty, and Sgt. Andrew Chilton.

Together, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Forsyth County School Safety Department are working constantly to implement new programs and provide students with the safest learning environment in which they can receive a quality education.

 

Starr, Matt
Sergeant Matt Starr
Supervisor
Heagerty, Rob
Sergeant Rob Heagerty
Supervisor
Heagerty, Rob
Sergeant Andrew Chilton
Supervisor
Sabella, Pete
Corporal Pete Sabella
Vickery Creek Middle School
Vickery Creek Ele School
Midway Ele School
DFC Hodgkins
DFC Anthony Hodgkins
North Forsyth High School
DFC Lively
DFC Angela Lively
Liberty Middle School
Matt Ele School
Sawnee Ele School.
DFC Kirk
DFC Matt Kirk
Otwell Middle School
Cumming Ele School
Whitlow Ele School
Forsyth Academy
DFC See
DFC Kenneth See
Little Mill Middle School
Chestatee Ele School
Chattahoochee Ele School,
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DFC Velia
DFC Guy Velia
South Forsyth High School
DFC Long
DFC Drew Long
West Forsyth High School
Kelley Mill Ele School
DFC Taylor
DFC Tim Taylor
Lambert High School
DFC Henderson
DFC Dale Henderson
South Forsyth Middle School
Johns Creek Ele School
Daves Creek Ele School
DFC Johnson
DFC Eric Johnson
Piney Grove Middle School
Shiloh Point Ele School
Big Creek Elementary School
Brookwood Ele School
Green, JustinDFC Justin Green
North Forsyth Middle School
Coal Mountain Ele School
Silver City Ele School
Coe, Aaron
DFC Aaron Coe
Mashburn Ele School
Lakeside Middle School
Haw Creek Ele School
Lavin, Stephen
DFC Stephen Lavin
Forsyth Central High School
Gateway Academy
DFC Rogers
DFC Russell Rogers
Riverwatch Middle SchoolSharon Ele School

Settles Bridge Ele School