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SRO-Officer Foley

The School Resource Officer (or SRO) program is a partnership between local police departments and Mineral Wells ISD that is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of law enforcement officers within the schools for the purpose of enforcing laws, conducting presentations to students, faculty and parents, as well as counseling/mentoring students. 
The SRO Program is designed to facilitate student pride toward the school, assist the school administration in maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and provide professional police services in an informative and educational manner to the district. It is important to realize that the officer has been placed in the school to help maintain a safe, orderly, and secure atmosphere for learning. But equally important, he is there to act as a resource person, to assist any student or educator with the resolution of problems coming within the purview of the officer. Whenever problems occur at school, the officer is immediately available to take the needed action. The SRO is a classroom resource for instruction in the law related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, crime prevention and other areas. 
Program goals include:
-Provide a safer educational environment that is beneficial to learning
-Reduction of criminal offenses committed by juveniles and young adults
-Establish rapport with students
-Establish rapport with parents, faculty, staff, administrators and other adults
-Create and expand programs with vision and creativity to increase student participation, which benefits students,      the school district and the community
-Present a positive role image for students and adults

Duties of an S.R.O. include, but are not limited to: monitoring campus safety and security, serving as law enforcement resource for the students and faculty, enforcing criminal law violations and counseling with students, parents and school staff to resolve problems or misunderstanding in order to reduce the possibility of criminal activity and violence.
The following officer is assigned to the Mineral Wells Jr. High School Resource Officer Team.
Officer Lloyd Foley
(940) 325-0711