School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers and the D.A.R.E. Program
The Enterprise Police Department has two certified School Resource Officers (SRO), SRO Angela Brown and Sgt. Adair Lee. School Resource Officers provide law enforcement and police services to the Enterprise City Schools and school grounds. They assist school administrators in emergency planning and school security, provide assistance in handling crisis situations which may arise at the school, participate in school functions, and build working relationships with school staff. SRO's provide increased visibility and accessibility to the school community. School Resource Officers provide a positive role model to the students in our schools.
SRO Brown and SRO Lee are responsible for teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum. D.A.R.E. is a nationally recognized drug prevention program that is taught in the Enterprise schools to approximately 6,500 students.
The Enterprise Police Department began the D.A.R.E. program in Enterprise in 1990 with one D.A.R.E. officer who focused on teaching the ten lesson core curriculum in elementary schools to the 6th grade classes. Over the years, the D.A.R.E. program in Enterprise has grown to not only include 6th grade classes, but first grade classes as well. D.A.R.E. officers have even extended the curriculum to reach students at the secondary level, in 7th, 9th, and 10th grades.
In addition to the core curriculum, D.A.R.E. School Resource Officers also present other programs and classes throughout the school system, including in-service training for teachers. While D.A.R.E. is an important focus of the SRO's, it is only one aspect of their very important role in the lives of our young people.