On November 15th, the Lincoln Police Department’s six new School Resource Officers (SROs) will begin their new assignments in the LPS middle schools.
LPD’s current class of police recruits will complete their field training and begin their new patrol assignments in November, allowing LPD’s new SROs to begin serving in the middle schools earlier than the original projected date of January, 2019.
LPD’s SROs are elite veteran officers selected through an extremely competitive application process. They have completed 40 hours of National School Resource Officer training which included topics such as interacting with and mentoring juveniles, as well as collaborating with school administrators. They have also completed training related] to de-escalation, implicit bias, cultural competency, and community oriented policing.
LPD looks forward to this new partnership with LPS middle school students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
For more information on LPD’s SRO program and its officers, click here.