The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) has declared Feb. 15, “National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day.” Schools and communities across the United States are recognizing and celebrating their SRO’s accomplishments.
The Frederick Police Department’s SRO program is designed to put officers into schools to provide resources to both students and staff. The SRO builds relationships with students and acts as a liaison between families and staff to help students fulfill their potential to succeed. The SRO’s are hand-picked by the agency and complete numerous trainings and certifications. We currently have one sergeant and five officers who work in various schools throughout the City of Frederick. FPD is thankful to have such a positive relationship with FCPS as well as the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, with whom FPD collaborates with regularly to ensure a safe learning environment.
Yesterday, Butterfly Ridge Elementary school graciously recognized our team with an SRO Appreciation Day event . They believe that on SRO Appreciation Day, and every day, School Resource Officers should be recognized for ensuring a healthy relationship between youth, law enforcement and the community. Butterfly Ridge hosted an assembly with young students which featured a reading of the proclamation by Alderman Kelly Russell, and a special speech prepared by 4th grader, and Vice President of the SGA, Derek.
Please join us in celebrating our SRO’s, Sgt. Carrado and Officers Branche, Brum, Clark, Lee and Quintin. FPD comfort dogs, Nevada and Fred were also in attendance to greet students. Thank you SRO's for your service.