School Resource Officer Program

 

 

 

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  The school population is a distinct part of our community. During the school day, there is no other place in town where such a high concentration of youth exists.

 

  The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is just one of the department’s community policing initiatives. A partnership between the police, the schools and the citizens of Ewing, the program places trained police officers in our high school, junior high school and elementary schools every day that school is in session.

 

   The officers acts as advisers, role models and educators, teaching various programs (D.A.R.E.) and working in collaboration with students, parents, teachers and administrators in a community-oriented police setting.

 

   The SRO program is not a response to increased crime, drugs or violence in the Ewing schools—it is a program designed to help maintain the excellent standards of education and safety already in place. As a school-based program, it is aimed at reducing incidents of delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, bullying, peer pressure, vandalism and other issues which tend to occur in a school environment.

 

   The SROs take a proactive role within the school, identifying concerns before they become issues. This strategy of prevention is an essential component of the program and one which is paramount to intervention. The daily interaction between the officer and students not only promotes positive relationships between youth and law enforcement but also, fosters an environment of trust, an important factor for kids who may find themselves in need of help at some point.

 

   Detective Michael Pellegrino is assigned to the Ewing High School.  He also covers Fisher Middle School, Anthiel Elementary School, Parkway Elementary School and Lore Elementary School.  He networks with the police department and school officials to ensure a successful SRO program.

Click below to contact our SRO by email.

sroewingschoolofficers@ewingnj.org

 

 

New Jersey Association School Resourcer Officer

 

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