School Resource Officers and School Patrol

School Resource Officers+

The School Resource Officer (SRO's) first duty is that of a sworn law enforcement officer, while simultaneously striving to promote a positive interaction with students, parents, faculty and administrators. The SRO takes a proactive approach with students to identify those at risk, and if necessary, intervene with appropriate action to build healthy and trusting relationships.

The SRO is a positive role model for many students who are not exposed to such role models in today's society. The SRO's presence in the school sends a strong message that violence and certain behaviors are not acceptable.

Meet our Team:

 

Jermaine Davis

Jermaine Davis, Central High School   

Toy

 Toy Vixavong, Como High School  

Mark

 Mark McGinn, Harding High School

Cortez

 Cortez Hull, Highland Park High School  

Cort

 Cort Baumgart, Humboldt High School  

Tong

 Tong Yang, Johnson High School

Annie

 Annie Baumgart, Washington Tech High School

Multiple Roles of the School Resource Officer:

Educator

imageSROs provide programs on law and safety-related topics. The emphasis of their presentations is on educating the students about safety, the law and their roles in society.

Counselor

imageSROs counsel students on a variety of issues including mediation of anger conflicts, drug and alcohol concerns, physical abuse and other matters connected with the law. SROs interact closely with parents, teachers, and administrators to provide appropriate levels of information  and student support.

Law Enforcement  Officer

imageThe School Resource Officers work closely with the school administrators, parents, and court system to hold offenders accountable and resolving issues with alternatives to juvenile detention when appropriate.

Coach

SROs have volunteered their time to assist in coaching different teams within the school district. Besides being active in the school during the day, they build a different type of relationship with the students when they coach or assist  at school events in the evening or on the weekends.

Mentor

SROs utilize their time to mentor youth. They create programs that meet the needs of students in their specific schools.  They get together with their mentees and students learn to trust and respect the Officer.  Students stop seeing a uniform and see an adult role model who helps them to be the best person they can be. Here are a few examples of the programs SROs create and participate in with students in St Paul Schools:

  • PAL Fitness Club
  • PAL Fishing Club
  • PAL Fitness with Special Education Students
  • SPPD/SPPS Food Drive (2200 Lbs of food)
  • Girls Empowerment Group – 7th Graders
  • Keeping Kids Safe – Mental Health Support group
  • MN Trades Academy
  • PAL Fishing Club
  • Check and Connect
  • Johnson Hmong Club
  • Trap Shooting Club
  • High School Varsity Football
  • High School Varsity Basketball
  • PE Fitness
  • Grant writing with JROTC
  • Community event with Immigrant communities
  • High School Varsity Basketball
  • Morning Mentoring – Homework Helping
  • High School Varsity Football
  • Christmas for families
  • Morning Fitness before School
  • PAL Flag Football Tourney
  • Connecting homeless kids to housing
  • Buy meals for students in need
  • It's not about being a mentor ... it's about being a role model to future leaders!

School Patrol