School Resource Officer
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
Through a cooperative effort between the Bellefonte Borough Police Department and the Bellefonte Area School District, we have two School Resource Officers (SROs) in the district working with the students, teachers and staff.
Officer Mike Lyons and Officer Shawn Luse are currently assigned to the schools. Officer Lyons works out of the Bellefonte High School and Officer Luse works out of the Bellefonte Middle School. Both also respond to calls and conduct classes at the elementary schools as well.
The School Resource Officers are a wonderful asset to both our department and the school district.
- Enhances the delivery of law enforcement related education to students
- Promotes a greater understanding of law enforcement
- Builds a rapport between students and law enforcement
- Reduces juvenile crime through education prevention and investigative efforts
- Provides a law enforcement presence to attempt to prevent crimes on school property
- Works with students and faculty to provide law enforcement related counseling referrals and guidance to other
agencies when needed
- Handles any criminal incidents that happen on or around school property