Five years after a tragedy at Marshall County High School, the efforts to increase safety continue to be a top priority for the Marshall County Board of Education. In April, the board approved the purchase of six new weapons detections systems for its schools.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety, in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers, has designated three school districts as a Kentucky SRO Promising Program.
School resources officers (SROs) across Kentucky play a critical role in keeping schools and students safe. But their role is a unique and dynamic one, of law enforcement and security while building relationships with the students they help protect.