School Resource Officers
About our SRO Program
The Medford School District has a strong partnership with the Medford Police Department (MPD). Through that partnership we have provided a long-standing School Resource Officer (SRO) program for 30 + years.
We have five SROs serving throughout the district. They are based out of our two high schools and three middle schools and also provide coverage to all of our elementary schools. SROs teach and mentor students and partner closely with staff to provide a safe learning environment. They work hard to build quality relationships with students,serve as role models and build trust in our schools and throughout our community.
All our SROs are veteran officers with years of experience, and take pride in their extensive, additional training in:
- Implicit bias
- Trauma-informed practices and investigations
- Adolescent development
- Crises intervention and active shooter situations
SROs are complemented by our School Marshals who provide dedicated coverage in our elementary schools.
We also have additional coverage in our more rural schools through the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office (JCSO) via their School Resource Deputies (SRD) and the Jacksonville Police Department (JPD). Our SROs are a tremendous resource for our students and staff, and we are proud to have them serving as part of the MSD team!