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 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:
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.