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 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"
Sergeant Stevie Owens
(540)743-6571 ext. 3382