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The West Haven Police Department maintains School Resource Officers (SRO) in the West Haven Public School System.

SRO Program:

SRO's are permanently assigned to a school for the school year.  These uniformed officers are able to maintain a close relationship between the faculty and students as SRO's.  SRO's are trained as both a law enforcement officer and a school resource provider.  Their duties involve counseling, education, and law enforcement.  These SRO's are available to solve problems through interaction by combining counseling with education into traditional police work.

The SRO works closely with school administrators to enforce criminal laws and school policies through crime prevention, investigation, and arrest if necessary.   A decision on a course of action for a student is made through a cooperative effort between school administrators and the SRO.  This close cooperation of school and police makes the students more accountable for their actions while maintaining safety for the other faculty and students.

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