School Services Unit
School Resource Officers (SRO)
School Resource Officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who have completed certification and training through the National Associations of School Resource Offices Program. The SRO position encompasses three major components which allow the SRO to achieve this goal: law enforcement, education, and mentoring. The SRO becomes involved in the students' lives as a positive role model. These positive interactions help to prevent juvenile crime and promote a safe learning environment in schools. SROs spend approximately 90% of their time on campus with students. SROs teach classes, provide school security, enforce criminal laws and handle some administrative actions.
The School Resource Officers with the Yuma Police Department fall under the School Services Unit. The Yuma Police Department currently has one SRO assigned to each of the Public High Schools and Jr High Schools.
Neighborhood School Resource Officers (NSROs)
The Neighborhood School Resource Officers (NSROs) with the Yuma Police Department fall under the School Services Unit. The NRSOs are paired in 2-Officer teams, with each team responsible for geographical areas within the City of Yuma.
All NSROs have received training through the National Associations of School Resource Offices Program. The NSROs are responsible for the elementary schools, private schools and alternative schools. The NSROs handle calls for service, teach safety classes, and build positive relationships with the students and staff. The NSROs also build partnerships within the community to improve public safety and relationships with the police department. The NSROs utilize the Community Policing Philosophy in their day to day activities.