As a School Resource Officer you wear so many hats and have so many different job descriptions. You are law enforcement officers but also serve as mentors, counselors, teacher, mediators and big brothers/sisters.
You find yourself standing before a classroom of eager young faces. What should you talk about? The statement below is written in the instructor’s voice. Read it over. It may jump start possible themes for connecting your profession with youth. …
Forget “Pomp and Circumstance.” The theme song at one graduation at West Austin’s Murchison Middle School was the theme from the police show “Cops” beginning with the familiar “Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?”
That’s because the students who walked across the state at this May 28 event weren’t seniors. They were cadets from the school’s Junior Police Academy, a national program created to “motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education.”