School Resource Officer Unit

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Unit falls under the command of Major Joe Perkins, in the Sheriff’s Services Division. Sheriff Freeman and his command staff have committed to work closely with the Forsyth County Board of Education and School Safety Department to evaluate how to maximize the safety of Forsyth County’s most valuable treasures, our youth.

Sheriff Freeman and the Board of Education are working on a plan to staff an SRO at each public school campus in Forsyth County. Since January 2017 Sheriff Freeman has added deputies to the SRO Unit bringing the current manpower to twenty-one Deputies, two Sergeants and a First Lieutenant. Sheriff Freeman will be expanding the SRO Unit again this summer to ramp up for the 2017-2018 school year. We are planning to have an SRO at every campus/shared campus, except for the North Forsyth High cluster (projected to have two SRO's).

School Resource Officers protect over 46,000+ students and staff within 38 school campuses. The SRO deputies provide direct service to the schools which include campus safety inspections, classroom presentations, criminal investigations, student and parent conferences, along with a variety of other activities including the traditional law enforcement duties and security.

To contact the School Resource Officer Unit, email First Lieutenant Eric Silveus at etsilveus@forsythco.com or 678-513-5981.

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