School Resource Officers

According to federal statute, a school resource officer is “a career law enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and assigned by the employing police department or agency to work in collaboration with schools.

SROs have the authority of front-line police officers—to solve problems, respond to calls for service, make arrests, and document incidents that occur in their jurisdiction—and additional responsibilities specific to their job working with K–12 students in a school setting.

Dunlap partners with the Peoria County Sheriff's Department to staff Deputy Rial and Deputy Medina in our district.