School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. The West Manchester Township Police Department employs two SROs who work closely with West York Area School District administrators in an effort to create a safer environment.
The responsibilities of the SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within their jurisdiction. Beyond law enforcement, SROs also serve as educators, emergency managers, and informal counselors. While an SRO's primary responsibility is law enforcement, whenever possible, SROs strive to employ non-punitive techniques when interacting with students.