What exactly is a School Resource Officer? A School Resource Officer (SRO) can best be defined as: 1) A Law Enforcement Officer who works on the school campus; 2) An educator on topics that the he/she has knowledge and/or training; and 3) An advocate/counselor for the students and staff of the school.

In many areas, Transylvania County included, the SRO has also taken over the duties of teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) curriculum within the school.