School Resource Officer
In 2004, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Brunswick County School System to create a School Resource Officer (SRO) program to positively impact the relationship between law enforcement and the young people of the community. Today, we have two SROs, one covering the Russell middle school and Brunswick high school. SROs are a uniformed presence in the schools, taking incident and offense reports, investigating crimes that occur on school grounds, and gathering intelligence information about potential threats to the schools. At the same time, the SROs have retained their liaison, educational, and counseling roles, resulting in a full range of interaction with students on a daily basis.