The Department of Public Safety is a certified law enforcement agency established under The Official Code of Georgia Annotated. The School Resource Officer program is a nationally accepted program that places law enforcement officers within local schools. The school resource officer initiative is designed to increase the rapport between students and police officers and to establish the school resource officer as a source of information on criminal law and public safety information for students, staff, administrators, and parents.
School resource officers utilize expertise and training in law enforcement to foster a better understanding of legal issues and the judicial process. S.R.O.s work to reduce school violence by enforcing violations of the law occurring on school property, by informing students of the dangers of substance abuse, by introducing programs that will promote and enhance acceptable social behavior, and by serving as positive role models.