The School Resource Officer (SRO) serves as a liaison between the school systems and the Urbandale Police Department during the 9 months school is in session. Additionally, the SRO serves as a liaison between the juvenile court system and the Department.
The SRO shall assist the Urbandale Community School District in and around the school environment to maintain a safe, peaceful, and orderly atmosphere in which students pursue their education and engage in extracurricular activities. The SRO is established to create a positive working relationship between the community, schools, and the department, building trust and cooperation. The SRO shall provide guidance, counseling, and support where necessary to assist students, parents, and school staff while dealing with legal and police matters. The expertise of the SRO will assist school administrators in taking immediate action and will provide direct access to police assistance and services.
The SRO handles cases involving juveniles who are students in or associated with the school systems within the City of Urbandale and who are victims, suspects or offenders.