ERIC Number: ED444084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
School Resource Officer Facts: Findings from the Fall 1999 DCJS Survey of Virginia SRO Programs.
Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
This report provides results from the Fall 1999 Department of Criminal Justice Service Survey of Virginia School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs. Through this study, all Virginia police departments and sheriff's offices with primary responsibility for patrol, crime prevention, and community policing within their jurisdictions were contacted by telephone. If a department or office sponsored a SRO program, the survey staff asked to speak to the person most knowledgeable about the program. This agency contact person was then asked for the following: law enforcement agency's name; agency telephone number; SRO supervisor's name and telephone number; years the agency SRO program has operated; and number of agency SRO positions. The following were asked about each SRO: rank, last name, first name; years/months as an SRO; years/months in law enforcement; level of formal SRO training; and current school assignment. Findings show that there are 129 local SRO programs in Virginia. Thirty-one of 40 Virginia cities have SRO programs; 76 of 95 Virginia counties have SRO programs; 22 of 192 Virginia towns have SRO programs; and a total of 128 Virginia localities have SRO programs. Eleven tables provide specific data gathered from this study. (MKA)
Crime Prevention Center, Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, 805 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219. Phone: 804-371-0864; Fax: 804-371-0894.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia