The Manteca Police Department’s School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit follows the "triad" concept of school-based policing. The triad concept divides the SRO’s responsibilities into three areas: Teacher, Counselor, and Law Enforcement Officer. They educate, counsel, protect our schools and promote a positive image of law enforcement to our Nation’s youth.
The success of our SRO Unit is due to our collaborative effort with the educators, students, parents, and communities. The goal our unit is to provide safe learning environments in our schools, provide resources to school staff, foster a positive relationship with our community’s youth, and develop strategies to resolve problems affecting our youth with the goal of protecting every child so they can reach their fullest potential.
Currently, there are three full-time SROs and one part-time School Safety Officer assigned to assist the 23,000 plus students and staff of the Manteca Unified School District. The full time officers are specifically assigned to Manteca High School, East Union High School and Sierra High School, but also handle elementary schools as available. The School Safety Officers work primarily with the 12 Elementary Schools within the city limits. Officers also provide coverage to Calla High School, Manteca Day School and the Community School operated by the San Joaquin Office of Education.
In addition to regular school hours activities the SRO unit is active in other school activities including sports activities, field trips, graduation and Sober Grad.
Questions about the SRO program can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org