School Liaison Officers
The Liaison Officers (School Resource Officers - SRO) at the Oswego High School and Oswego East High School are involved in a variety of functions. They are actively involved in dealing with any law-related issues on campus. Additionally, they are often called upon as a classroom resource for instruction in the areas of law-related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention and crime prevention.
The Liaison Officer is an informal member of the faculty and administrative team and works hand in hand to solve problems in the school community. The position also offers a resource for students enabling them to be associated with a law enforcement figure in the student's environment. The Liaison Officer often participates in conferences with teachers, parents and students, dealing with problems and questions.
The Liaison Officer teaches the student the value of our legal system while promoting respect for people and property. They work to reduce crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, authority and justice. The Liaison Officer takes a personal interest in students and their activities, and they allow students access to the legal system so they will have an investment in supporting and improving it. Ultimately, the goal of the Liaison Officer is to promote safety and security in the school and to bridge the gap between police officers and young people by working to increase the positive attitudes toward law enforcement.