Immaculate Heart of Mary
Job Title: School Resource Officer (SRO)
Reports To: Principal of IHM School
Service: Full Time, Salaried Position with Benefits
The School Resource Officer (SRO) will report to the IHM School Principal and be required to support and facilitate the faith-based mission, vision, and values of IHM and The Indianapolis Archdiocese. The SRO must be trained in school-based policing which includes understanding and applying the principles of (1) safety and law enforcement (2) teaching, education, mentoring and (3) problem solving and engaging with the community.
The SRO will be tasked to work with staff, students, parents and community agencies to protect students, staff and visitors from harm and prevent loss to school property resulting from criminal activity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned
- 1) Safety and Law Enforcement Officer in a School Environment
• Presence during high risk times such as open forums, recess, traffic support at student drop off/pick up
• Be visible on the grounds to students, parents, and visitors
• Actively participate or lead school safety preparedness drills as determined by administration
• First responder in the event of critical incidents at the school
• Complete an annual safety risk assessment for schools
- • Develop and expand school safety efforts as part of School Safety Teams
• Attend required training including, NASRO basic training and Indiana Safe Schools Academy (IDoE)
• Take action including issuing citations against unauthorized persons on school property, as appropriate
• Perform other duties in regards to safety, security, or law enforcement as assigned by administration
• Support after hours events as available and negotiated separately from core responsibilities
The SRO should have a working knowledge of: ¨ Constitutional / State law, ¨ Crime prevention / mitigation ¨ Interview / interrogation, ¨ Investigations, ¨ Crime Prevention Through Environmental School Design, ¨ Patrol operations (high visibility), ¨ Armed response ¨ Mandatory reporting as defined by licensing agency.
- 2) Teacher, Educator and Informal Mentor
• Work closely with school administration and staff to support an environment conducive to learning
• Present courses related to policing or responsible citizenship for students, faculty, parents
• Complete Archdiocese based training required for educators
• Support school nurse with staff training such as CPR, Stop the Bleed, etc.
The SRO should be capable of delivering law-related education lessons on topics such as:
¨ Crime prevention, ¨ Social media, ¨ School safety, ¨ Victimization, ¨ Empowering youth, ¨ Decision making, ¨ Recognizing and supporting diversity, ¨ Improving youth decision-making skills, ¨ Other topics requested by staff/parents and agreed upon by Principal
- 3) Problem Solver and Liaison to Community Resources
- • Help resolve problems that are not crimes such as bullying and disorderly behavior
- • Address behavior that may contribute to criminal incidents
- • Share best practices with local SRO network
• Act as a liaison with other law enforcement as required.
• Maintain confidentiality of school records as well as school policies.
- • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- • Completed Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
- • Completed at least 40 hours of certified SRO training through a national recognized SRO training program, such as National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).
- • Employed by a law enforcement agency*
- • Able to interact professionally with students, administration, staff and parents.
- • Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
- • Able to effectively present information or respond to questions.
- • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- • Able to interpret instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- • Able to stand for periods of time, walk the grounds, climb, kneel, stoop, crouch and maintain balance
- • May be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds routinely as a part of this job.
- • May also have to travel from time to time as a requirement of performing his/her job functions.
Character Qualities necessary to be successful in this position: These are examples:
- • Diligent, Trustworthy, Organized, Thorough, Empathetic, Responsive, Proactive
*Employment as an active reserve officer for a local law enforcement agency would be expected to include standard issue resources to perform the SRO role (i.e., police cruiser, standard issue weapon, uniform, etc.)
IHM School Principal
Send Applications to
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School
317 East 57th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Attn: Ronda Swartz