With school starting this week, school safety is on many minds. It’s been on our minds, especially those of our School Resource Officers, who are eager to return and do everything we can to make learning environments safe and support the success of all students in our community.
The Erie Police Department (EPD) and the St. Vrain Valley School District are committed to the SRO program. We believe building relationships between law enforcement officers and all members of our community, including students and families, build a better understanding of law enforcement and strengthens the overall safety of our community.
EPD follows the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Triad Concept, which trains law enforcement to educate, counsel, and protect school communities. In addition to attending NASRO training, EPD officers train for many scenarios. Training is essential; however, EPD prefers to work with students, staff, and faculty to be part of the school community to be proactive in addressing any safety needs or other supports that advance student well-being and success.
SROs work with the Safe2Tell program to respond quickly to address potential needs. Safe2Tell provides students, parents, and community members a safe and anonymous way to report information concerning personal safety or the safety of others. Safe2tell’s reporting process is simple - call 877-542-7233 or visit safe2tell.org.
EPD SROs in the St. Vrain Valley School District will be back in school this fall and are available to you, your children, and school staff when you need them.