The Estevan Police Service School Resource Officer program, in partnership with the community and the School Divisions, provide valuable resources to the Public and Catholic school communities. We have a total of seven schools within the City Of Estevan. The program provides police officers to serve as a daily resource to faculty, students, parents and the community within the school environment. Presentations relating to safety, crime prevention, substance abuse, life skills, the law, and the justice system are provided and School Resource Officers take reports and investigate incidents within the school. In some cases, mediation, warnings, and diversion may bring about a successful resolution to the complaint.
The goals of the program are to develop positive attitudes and relationships between youth and police; provide support to school administrators, counselors, and the teachers; be a resource for the school community in the areas of the law, the police role in the community, and legal consequences; liaise with other sections of the Estevan Police Service, share information and provide assistance when required; help create a safe school environment; and reduce crime within the school community.
The School Resource Officer serves as a positive role model to the students and school staff. They establish a trusting channel of communication with the students, parents, and school staff. They also coordinate and monitor established school safety programs and activities like the Safety Patrol Program.