School Resource Officer

The Police Department partners with Hempfield High School through the School Resource Officer position. The SRO program is designed to integrate a specially trained uniformed police officer into the school setting, not as a police officer assigned to patrol the school, but rather as a police officer who is part of the school community and whose presence is as inoffensive and as commonplace as a teacher, school nurse, or custodian. The SRO, Officer Timothy Marks, essentially practices sound community policing concepts in a school environment.