Building Relationships and Increasing Safety Every Day: Thank You School Resource Officers
February 15 is School Resource Officer (SRO) Appreciation Day. The SROs who work in Fairfax County public schools are sworn police officers with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD).
Every middle, high school, and secondary school in Fairfax County has at least one assigned SRO. They work in the schools to maintain safety; provide a safe and positive learning environment; and promote mutual respect between law enforcement, school security staff, school administrative staff, students, and their families.
SROs assist school administrators in developing school crisis and emergency management response plans. They also work to prevent crime and participate in educational opportunities like drug awareness and gang prevention. Learn more about Fairfax County SROs.
Officer Brian Sehrer, pictured in this story, was selected as Officer of the Month by FCPD in December for his outstanding SRO performance at Frost Middle School.
“He has done an amazing job partnering with our local school community and conducting outreach at six of our feeder elementary schools,” said Principal Anthony Harris. “He constantly seeks to build relationships with our students. You can often find him in the halls, the cafeteria, or hosting students in his office.”
Thank you Officer Sehrer, and all our SROs, for the work you do in our schools every day.