SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
The goals of a well-founded SRO program includes providing safe learning environments in our schools, providing valuable resources to school staff members, fostering positive relationships with youth, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students, so that they can reach their fullest potentials. NASRO considers it a best practice to use a “triad concept” to define the three main roles of school resource officers: educator (i.e. guest lecturer), informal counselor/mentor, and law enforcement officer.
MEET OUR SRO
Tim Clark, School Resource Officer, for Whitko Community Schools, is a graduate of Homestead High School and Ball State University. With over 10 years of law enforcement experience, he states, “The main goals of my job are to build positive relationships and be a role model for our students as they progress through their time at Whitko and also assist in providing a safe environment for our students while they attend school.”
Officer Clark also teaches D.A.R.E. to the 6th grade classes at Pierceton and South Whitley Elementary Schools and can often be found at school and community events with K-9 Officer Jake.