Preston Elementary School will be soon be assigned a School Resource Officer (SRO). The role of the SRO is to build positive relationships with students and staff and, to the extent possible, resolve issues before they escalate.
In partnership with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Department, CCPS currently has three SROs that provide coverage to the middle and high schools. Four of the five elementary schools (Denton, Federalsburg, Greensboro, and Ridgely) are covered by town police that visit the schools on a daily basis and respond as needed in an emergency.
Assistant Superintendent Milton Nagel explained that because Preston does not have a town police force, Preston Elementary School was the logical choice to be assigned an SRO. “Each of the town police departments are attentive to their respective elementary schools, and maintain a very visible presence. Without a local police force, this is not possible at Preston Elementary.”
The new SRO position was made possible by combined funding from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Preston, and CCPS.
(Read the Times-Record article on this topic.)