As society's problems have grown and become more complicated, so have the problems
in our schools. Our county has one of the earliest known programs in the State of
North Carolina, dating back to 1974.
School Resource Officers are members of the Forsyth County Office of the Sheriff
and are commissioned Officers. The original program in 1974 began with only three
officers and their main purpose was to provide security in two high schools and
one middle school.
The program has grown to include roving night time Security Officers and School
Crossing Guards. Additionally, the program serves as a resource to teachers in areas
of law related education (LRE). LRE teaches the students why there are laws and
how the laws can help them.
In addition to providing security, teaching, and counseling, the School Resource
Officers are involved in many other activities and programs.