More than a dozen School Resource Officers (SROs) from Trumbull County Schools convened at the Trumbull County Educational Service Center on NEOEA Day. They participated in a workshop featuring updates from the Ohio School Safety Center and received legal updates from Trumbull County Juvenile Court Magistrate Terry Swauger.
The SRO programs serve a crucial role in ensuring secure learning environments, equipping school staff with valuable resources, nurturing positive relationships with students, and devising strategies to address issues impacting our youth. The primary objective is to safeguard all children, allowing them to realize their potential fully. Federal data suggests that nationwide, there are approximately 52,000 SROs, both full and part-time, active in schools on a weekly basis, along with an additional 15,500 sworn law enforcement officers in schools, even if they do not hold the official title of SROs.