School Resource Officer

In January 2019, City Council voted in support of hiring the City of Beaumont’s first School Resource Officer (SRO). A School Resource Officer is a uniformed Community Peace Officer who provides a visible presence and positive image in Beaumont’s schools and the community; focused on assisting school administration in ensuring safe school environments, successful students and productive citizens.

What does a School Resource Officer do?

Balancing enforcement with prevention and intervention is the primary function of a SRO. Through partnerships with the Black Gold and STAR Catholic School Divisions and Ecole Saint-Vital School, they are proactive in identifying and addressing school concerns and problems. School administrators, staff, students, parents and our community work cooperatively with the SRO to ensure a safe and caring environment for the youth in Beaumont. Each day, the SRO attends various schools in Beaumont to participate in school activities and build relationships with students and faculty alike. It is their intent to assist students in making informed choices through awareness, education and positive role modelling by providing the following services:
  • Participation in school activities
  • Class presentations
  • Lectures
  • Distribution of education resource materials
  • Recess interactions with students
  • Mentoring
  • Counselling
  • Informal school visits and walkthroughs
  • Meetings with students, staff and parents