The School Resource Officers (SROs) represent the York Police Department’s commitment to community policing through an innovative partnership with the York School District. The York Police Department currently has a full-time police officer assigned to the York High School and another officer assigned to grades K-8. Both are sworn police officers who, report to the Detective Sergeant.
The SROs are present at the schools to maintain the safety of the students and faculty and to provide a safe and positive learning environment. The strong partnership between law enforcement officers, teachers, administrative staff, students, and their families is essential to creating safe schools.
A School Resource Officer is not just an officer at school they wear many different hats. Officers Darrow and McKinnon are there to listen to the students, whether they are having a good or bad day. The SRO office gives the students a safe place to open up and speak freely, no matter what the topic - no topic is off the table.
It has been said, "it takes a village" to raise a child, and our School Resource Officers and the entire York Police Department are part of that village.