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The Primary function for the SRO (School Resource Officer) at Southington High School is to protect and provide valuable resources to school staff while fostering positive relationships with our youth.  The SRO  also developing strategies to resolve problems affecting our youth with the objective of protecting every child so they can reach their fullest potential. 

 “The School Resource Officers Program was developed in order to better deal with a wide range of public concerns, which include violence in schools, drug and alcohol abuse, and any problems that affect the school’s quality of life.

The term School Resource Officer or S.R.O., refers to how an Officer applies to the community policing philosophy within a school environment. Their school is their permanent beat. The SRO provides police related services, both inside and outside of their schools, while continuing to solve problems that have a negative impact on the school’s environment.

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The School Resource Officers are resources for their schools. They are trained to fulfill three primary roles. First and foremost they are Law Enforcement Officers, whose main purpose is to keep the peace in their schools and enforce the laws. Second, they are mentors who provide guidance and information to students, their families, and school staff. Thirdly, they are law related “teachers”, who can provide the schools with additional resources by sharing their expertise in the classroom (when requested and available).

The SRO’s primarily work 7am – 3pm, Monday through Friday. Currently there is one SRO covering Southington High School.   There is also One  SRO who is assigned to the two middle schools, the 9 Elementary schools ( 8 public and one parochial), and the Alternative High School (ALTA).

The School Resource Officer’s work in partnership school’s staff and administration. Each school, and grade level has its own character, and the Officers must be flexible, and be able to adapt to the schools environment.

The Southington  School Resource Officer (SRO) program was started at Southington High School at the beginning of the 1998-1999 school years.  The first SRO was Officer Gerry Triano. 

Since that time ten (10) other officers have taken on the role as High School SRO;   Officer Joe Policki (Ret.); Officer Tom Petro(Ret.) ;  Officer Lauren Barse, Officer ( now Sergeant) Jason Plourde;  Officer Tony Cannatelli ( Ret.);  Officer William Santarserio (Ret.);  Officer Nathan Boislard; Officer Donald MacKenzie; Officer Chad Butler; and the current SRO Officer Kevin Naranjo

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