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Schools could use a School Resource Officer program

Java Talk community discussion meeting


At the last Java Talk community discussion, talk centered for a time on school safety.

“Have the schools been talking a little bit more about making them any safer?” one participant asked.

Goldendale Police Chief Rick Johnson responded, “We had a meeting on Jan. 7 with the schools, principles, and their insurance company. They’re doing some research on their end on trying to come up with how they can do more. I have my hopes—I would love to have an officer attached to the schools. One officer would have an office at the high school and be able to be at each of the schools.”

Johnson said this was known as a School Resource Officer (SRO) and such programs have proven to be highl...

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