Palm Springs Unified School District personnel provide focused and targeted intervention and prevention assistance to our schools by facilitating sound crime and violence reduction techniques, including presentations on topics, such as: Bullying Prevention / Intervention, Gang Awareness, Narcotic Detection /Identification, Traffic Safety and Truancy Issues. This objective is accomplished while working within the framework of cooperative relationships between schools and the community at large. The education component provided by School Resource Officers is vital to strengthening student and facility-based relationships with law enforcement. School Resource Officers have extensive experience in addressing issues impacting our students. Law Enforcement Agencies are an integral partner in providing for a safe and well-informed school community and serve in the following capacities:
Law Enforcement School Resource Officer - The officer is a visible law enforcement presence on campus to deter, prevent, and respond to incidents of crime. Officer’s provide recommendations to school officials on law-related matters, help assess school safety needs, and serve as a vital link to other emergency personnel during the response and management of critical incidents.
Educator - The officer serves as a guest classroom instructor, teaching law and safety related topics, which are relevant to the school district learning goals. Officers also serve as experts on a variety of topics impacting staff and administrators' handling of student related matters outside the purview of standardized academic curriculum.
Advisor - The officer also serves as an informal advisor and conflict mediator to students. Students are encouraged to seek advice from the School Resource Officer, in order for matters, to be addressed in a positive, trusting atmosphere before they develop into more serious problems. Specialty School Police Officers are in a target rich environment to serve as role models to students.