SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
SRO Russell Hero
Office: (603) 679-5472 x4119
Effective schooling requires a safe and orderly environment in which learning can occur. Consequently, the Epping School District, in collaboration with the Epping Police Department, conducts the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program in order to provide school administrators and staff members with law enforcement resources and expertise they need to maintain safety, order, and discipline in the school environment. The SRO Program is intended to ensure that no student's right to receive an education is abridged by violence or disruption.
The SRO Program provides the opportunity to build a bridge between the children of the community with the Epping Police Department. The SRO has daily interactions with students from kindergarten to seniors in high school. The officer is able to build trust and professional relationships, allowing the students to feel comfortable to have open conversations and understand they can rely upon the police.
The School Resource Officer is certified as a D.A.R.E. Instructor. He teaches the program to all 5th and 7th grade students in the Epping School District.