Divesting School Resource Officers

What are SROs? 
  • School Resource Officers are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. 

  • SROs are typically employed by a local police or sheriff's agency and work closely with administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff.

  •  The responsibilities of SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents.

  •  SROs typically have additional duties, including mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues. 

 

What do we mean by divesting SROs ?
  • The Divesting School Resource Officers (SROs) campaign is an effort that is supported by many organizations nationwide, including GENup, to remove School Resource Officers (law enforcement officers stationed in schools) from campuses. 

  • By doing so, millions of dollars in funds could be allocated to other resources (mental health, career & counseling services, etc.) that truly work to end, rather than to facilitate, the school-to-prison pipeline

 

How to Help

Get started on this campaign by referring to our toolkit, and to get extra help, please email info@generationup.net!