Woodson Primary is proud to be apart of the Atlanta Public Schools school resource officer progeram. We are also delighted to have officer Jason Seda as our leading officer. Please read below an overview of the SRO program. If you have any queastions, please contact the school at (404) 802-7350.
Resource Officer: Jason Seda
APS School Resource Officer Program Overview
Three roles used to define what I do in the schools: law enforcement officer; law-related counselor; law-related education teacher; the close relationship SROs must create and maintain with principals; and that SROs must work closely with parents, students, and members of the community.
DUTIES OF THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
- To prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact with students and school personnel.
- To establish liaison with school principals, faculty, and students.
- To establish and maintain liaison between School Security personnel and other SROs assigned to school campuses.
- To inform the students of their rights and responsibilities as lawful citizens.
- To provide liaison between students and social agencies which provide needed services.
- To act as a liaison resource to the principal in investigating criminal law violations occurring in the school or on school property.
- To assist administration and faculty in formulating criminal justice programs.
- To formulate educational crime prevention programs to reduce the opportunity for crimes against persons and property in the schools.
- To participate in the Parent-Teacher-Student Association meetings as requested.
- To participate in campus activities, student organizations, and athletic events when invited and feasible.
- To be aware at all times of the responsibility to improve the image of the uniformed law enforcement officer in the eyes of the students and the community.
DUTIES OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
- To protect lives and property for the citizens and public school students.
- To enforce Federal, State and Local criminal laws and ordinances, and to assist school officials with the enforcement of Board of Education Policies and Administrative Regulations regarding student conduct.
- To investigate criminal activity committed on or adjacent to school property.
- To counsel public school students in special situations, such as students suspected of engaging in criminal misconduct, when requested by the principal or the principal's designee or by the parents of the student.
- To answer questions that students may have about criminal or juvenile law.
- To assist other law enforcement officers with outside investigations concerning students attending the school(s) to which the SRO is assigned.
- To provide security for special school events or functions, such as PTA meetings, at the request of the principal or the Safety Manager.
- To provide traffic control during the arrival and departure of students when a school crossing guard is absent.