School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers

The School Resource Officer Program, a school-based community policing initiative, is an on-site school resource officer program. Three officers are involved in the program this year, which is funded through a cooperative effort of the Police Department and the St. Joseph School District. The School Resource Officer program continues to be the nucleus around which most of our juvenile programs are built. It provides for education opportunities as well as consistent positive interaction with the youth of the community, educators and parents. It also affords us the ability to be aware of juvenile problems on both an individual and group basis. The SROs have become a valuable source of information to investigators, patrol personnel, educators, etc., and most of our other efforts are usually tied to this foundational program. If you have any questions about the School Resource Officer Program, email Sergeant James Langston.

Officer Brett Coy

Officer Brett Coy

Officer Coy is responsible for Benton High School and Spring Garden Middle School.

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Officer Joe Herrera

Officer Joe Herrera

Officer Herrera is responsible for Lafayette High School and Robidoux Middle School.

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Officer Devin KallaunerOfficer Devin Kallauner

Officer Kallauner is responsible Central High School and Bode Middle School.

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Officer Leroy BarnesOfficer Leroy Barnes

Officer Barnes is responsible for Webster Learning Center and Truman Middle School.

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Officer Officer Matt BiggsMatt Biggs

Officer Biggs is responsible for the elementary schools in the district.

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Junior Police Academy

The police department holds a Junior Police Academy during the summer in hopes to spark an interest for children in starting a career in law enforcement. The week-long academy gives participants the chance to see first hand some of the skills and tools used by officers to investigate and solve crimes. More information and the application will be available closer to the academy date.  

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