School Resource Officer
A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a commissioned law enforcement officer who provides security services for Yelm Community Schools. The District contracts with the Yelm Police Department to provide on-duty School Resource Officers in all schools.
Our highly-trained School Resource Officers monitor, protect, and respond to situations in which they are needed, in order to foster a safe and respectful learning environment where each student can thrive.
Our School Resource Officers work closely with school administration and staff to find solutions and help students. The benefit of having the presence of our SROs at our schools is that they can develop a relationship with students where students can get to know the officers and become comfortable with providing information on potential issues. These positive relationships will help prevent and reduce school violence.