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School Resource Officer

Q: What is a school resource officer (SRO):
A: The SRO is a member of the Ottawa Police Service who has been assigned to work with a set of schools, usually in a geographic area. SROs typically supervise 15-25 elementary and secondary schools.

Q: WHAT IS THE SRO’s role?
A: The SRO is available to advise and counsel students and to make presentations to classes. The SRO also becomes involved when crimes are committed.

Q: What kind of offences would the SRO become involved in?
A: The OCDSB's Safe School Policy outlines clearly the nature of incidents that will be reported to the School Resource Officer and the range of sanctions that will be exercised by the board of education. Some examples of these incidents include: possession of weapons, robbery, physical assault causing bodily harm, bullying, sexual assault, extortion, vandalism causing extensive damage, trespassing, verbal/physical assault.

Q: How do I contact the SRO?
A: The SRO can be contacted through the school’s administration.

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