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Welcome to the Mattacheese Middle School Police Services Office “Open House at Home” Presentation. Slides will advance automatically after 15 seconds.
Mattacheese Middle School “Open House at Home” The School Resource Officer 2011~2012 September 13, 2011
This self run presentation will provide a brief overview of the following. Introductions –Officer Sean Brewer –Mattacheese Police Services Office Role of the School Resource Officer –Law Enforcement –Specialized Counseling –Education Police Services Office contact information
Introduction Officer Sean Brewer Yarmouth Police n Graduate Chicopee Comp High School ~ 1988 n Northeastern University, BA Criminal Justice n Department of Youth Services facility, Brewster n Juvenile Corrections n Mashpee Police Department n Reserve Police Officer n Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department n Police Officer n Mashpee Police Department n Police Officer n Field Training Officer n Yarmouth Police Department n Patrol Officer ~ n Field Training Officer ~ 2008 n Current assignment: n School Resource Officer, Mattacheese
The School Resource Officer was introduced at D-Y High School in 1987 –Detective Steven Xiarhos, now Deputy Chief of Police The first SRO was assigned to Mattacheese in 1994 –The SRO was assigned 2 half days a week SRO Nick Pasquarosa – still serving at D-Y High School –The other three days were spent at D-Y High School –MMS SRO Unit closed in 1996 due to budget shortfalls. The MMS SRO was restored in 2003 –Federally funded full time position. –Veteran Officer Bill Coughlan served for 5 years –The Police Service Office was closed in 2008 due to another budget shortfall D-Y Superintendant Carol Woodbury & Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson restore the MMS SRO. –Fulltime –Officer Sean Brewer assumes the post in August. The School Resource Officer A Brief History
SRO Sean Brewer All School Days 7:45 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. The School Resource Officer Hours of Operation
(508) x 2122 Website ~ ~ Mattacheese Police Services Office 400 Higgins Crowell Road West Yarmouth, MA The School Resource Officer Contact Information
Law Enforcement Education Specialized Counseling The School Resource Officer 3 Major Roles of the SRO
The SRO is a Yarmouth Police Officer whose broad authority is not limited to Mattacheese The SRO is responsible for all law enforcement activities on the MMS campus –Criminal investigation Summons Arrest –Traffic and vehicle enforcement Emergency management coordination and training The School Resource Officer Law Enforcement
Cardinal Offenses Strictest enforcement option is likely to be exercised in cases of Drugs Violence Weapons The School Resource Officer Law Enforcement
While the SRO is not a certified counselor or therapist many years of experience dealing with people in crisis, along with the specialized training and knowledge of the criminal justice system makes the SRO one more resource available to students and staff to help solve complicated problems. –The officer often meets privately with students. –To assist with all types of issues and answer questions. –Help with problems at school or at home. The School Resource Officer Specialized Counseling
The School Resource Officer’s specialized training and experience is often used to enhance classroom instruction on various topics. The SRO will regularly: Appear as a classroom guest speaker. –Classes are given on a variety of subjects. Help students with individual research projects. Provide teachers with instructional material and other types of support. The School Resource Officer Education ~ Instructional Support
The School Resource Officer More When the School Resource Officer is not actively working in one of the three major areas of focus he will be working on prevention, intervention and planning activities. Student supervision in the cafeteria, hallways and certain after school events. Supporting the administration, guidance and counseling staff and social worker with problem solving. –Direct and indirect assistance. –Advising on police matters and court proceedings.
The School Resource Officer More For more information on the School Resource Officer please go to See the next slide for contact and affiliation information.
Presented By SRO Sean Brewer Yarmouth Police Mattacheese Police Services Office affiliated with the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Police Services Unit A Joint Unit of the Yarmouth Police & Dennis Police Departments & Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council School Resource Officers’ Network