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Lodi Police Department
215 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone:(209) 333-6727
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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q:   What is a School Resource Officer?

A:   The School Resource Officer program (SRO) is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment.  The officer, while on school grounds, is involved in a variety of functions aimed at safety, prevention, and law enforcement.  The SRO is a resource for students, parents, teachers, and administration regarding law-related issues.  SRO’s are a link to other service agencies that provide preventive and counseling services within the school district.


Q:  Are the schools so bad that we need an officer there fulltime?


A:   No, Lodi Schools are some of the safest schools in the county.  The role of the School Resource officer is not just law enforcement; it is to bridge the gap between police and youth and to open the lines of communication.


Q:   Why would an officer talk to my child?


A:   The problem solving process is enhanced when mutual respect is shared between the youth and the police.  Open conversations are the key to creating an atmosphere of trust.


Q:   How can school administration and staff benefit from a School Resource Officer?


A:   Having a full-time officer dedicated to the school allows teachers and staff the opportunity to access a reliable resource concerning law enforcement and public safety issues on campus and in the community.


Q:   As a student, how do I know I can trust the School Resource Officer?


A:   The success of the School Resource Officer Program is based on a strong relationship with the youth.  Consistency and fairness are priorities as well as equal application of the law.

 

 

 

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