The School Resource Officer Program is a collaborative effort by police agencies, certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community to offer law related educational programs in the schools in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, violence, and provide a safe school environment for all of our children.
School Resource Officer (SRO)
The Williamsport Bureau of Police, City of Williamsport and the Williamsport Area School District working together and coming up with an agreement placing a Williamsport Bureau of Police Officer in the Williamsport Area School District throughout the school year. The SRO Initiative is based on the "COPS In Schools" operations supported by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice. As such, the primary role of the SRO will be to function as a problem solver and liaison between the community, educators, and law enforcement/public safety specialist. Through these efforts the SRO has been able to effectively decrease the volume of reported criminal activity in the school community while increasing the level of positive interaction between the police department and the student population.
Originally funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the financial cost of the program is shared between the Williamsport Bureau of Police and the Williamsport Area School District.
The officer currently assigned to the School Resource Position is Officer Jason P. Bolt. Officer Bolt was hired as a Patrolman by the Williamsport Bureau of Police on Jan 20, 2004. Officer Bolt has completed the 40 hours School Resource Officer training provided by NASRO ( National Association School Resource Officers). He was assigned to the Williamsport Area High School in December of 2006.
Contact Officer Bolt at 323-8411 Xt 3378 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Williamsport Area High School 2990 West Fourth St Williamsport, PA