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School Resource Officer

The SRO is an asset to Long County and the Long County School System in an attempt to address situations in the lives of students in a forum other than the judicial system.

The Long County School Resource Officer program (SRO) has been in the High School and Middle School of Long County since 2006.  Due to concerns with certain events that have happened nationally, Sheriff Craig W. Nobles and the Long County Board of Education, starting this 2022 school year placed a SRO in each school.  This is to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and staff of all our schools.  The SRO program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment. The officer, while in school, is involved in a variety of functions aimed at prevention. Besides being an active high profile law enforcement officer, the SRO is a resource for students, parents, teachers and administration regarding law issues. Another duty for the SRO is being a link to other service agencies which provide preventive and counseling services within the school district. Working hand in hand with the Principal in each school, the SRO assists with finding solutions to problems affecting school age children.

The SRO program is a proactive approach to deal with the pressures today's young people find themselves having to confront. This includes the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, along with peer pressure, gang activity, and sex.

These situations are not only in the schools, but in the community as well. The approach of addressing these issues only in the school, or only in the community, has not been completely effective. Traditionally, police and school did not interact until one called upon the other.

Long County Middle School / McClelland Elementary School
Earl Freeman - Lieutenant

Adam Pruitt - SRO

Long County Pre-K / Alternative School 
Dianne Duncan - SRO

Long County High School
Wade Long - SRO

Smiley Elementary School
Jessie Thompson - SRO