How to stay connected as a school resource officer in a COVID-19 world

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With schools closed, many SROs have been reassigned, but staying in touch with students is important

As a school resource officer, I, like many across the nation, have been redeployed from my usual duties to augment other agency needs and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With schools closed, many SROs have been reassigned. Some are on patrol and helping to educate folks on their state’s COVID‑19 restrictions, or assigned to testing points to ensure the public remains safe and orderly. Some SROs are still at school assisting food distribution and facilitating other school functions. While these duties are critical, staying connected with the students you usually interact with on a daily basis is also important.