School Resource Officers

The Page County Sheriff's Office provides three school resource officers. The office has had a deputy placed at Page County High School for several years, and since the fall of 2001, officers have been rotating at the elementary schools in Page County. The Luray Police Department provides a school resource officer at Luray High School and Luray Elementary School.

One of the biggest misconceptions of school resource officers is that they exist for safety purposes only. With the increase in school violence in recent years, there is no question that safety concerns have contributed to the rise in the number of resource officers. However, a school resource officer's job is much more multi-faceted than that. A school resource officer's duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To provide a positive role model for youth

  • To foster positive relationships between our youth and law enforcement

  • To work with school administration in addressing problems that students of today face

  • To provide creative solutions in connecting with today's youth

  • To serve as a resource to school administration officials

  • To serve as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Page County

  • To provide information and presentations to students regarding a wide-range of topics that directly effect their health and well-being

  • To be willing to perform any task that will benefit young people and create a better learning environment in our schools

  • "Investing in Kids"

    Contact Information

    Corporal Stephen Owens
    (540) 743-6571 ext. 3382
    (540) 743-1252 fax
    sowens@pagesheriff.com
    School Resource Officer

    Cpl. Stephen Owens speaking at the Geico DASHboard Event at Marlow Ford. The Event was sponsored by Page County Girl Scouts. Agencies that participated was the Page County Sheriff's Office, Luray Police Department and Luray Rescue Squad.