Five Major Roles and Responsibilities of SRD's

    1. Public Safety Specialist
      1. The SRD are up to date on current safety procedures/plans and assist with applying them in school settings.
      2. The SRD is involved in the following:
        1. School Safety Assessments
        2. Physical Safety of the School
        3. Crime Prevention
        4. Crisis and Emergency Management Planning
    2. Law Enforcement Officer
      1. SRDs handle crimes and make arrests when necessary
        1. Vehicle and Traffic Laws
        2. Penal Law
        3. Mental Health Law
        4. Other
    3. Law Related Educator
      1. Teaches students the fundamentals and skills needed to become responsible citizens
      2. Teaches problem solving and social skills
      3. Teaches the laws of NYS
      4. Teaches high expectations and positive peer norms for youths
    4. Community Liaison and Problem Solver
      1. The SRD is aware of community resources and contacts that can be helpful in solving problems
      2. Community resources of which the SRD should be aware of include:
        1. Mental health services
        2. Substance abuse assessment and treatment providers
        3. Child Protective Services (CPS)
        4. Family Counseling agencies
    5. Positive Role Model
      1. One of the most influential roles held by the SRD
      2. Students seek the approval, direction, and guidance in informal interactions with the SRD
      3. Ways SRD's are a positive Role Model
        1. Setting limits by being clear and consistent with students, staff and parents
        2. Encouraging responsibility
        3. Showing respect for students
        4. Maintain a professional appearance
        5. Participate in and support school functions
        6. Be visible and accessible
        7. Take concerns seriously and follow through with commitments to take action
        8. Lead by example
        9. Be a part of community policing opportunities
Last Modified on October 22, 2020