School Resource Officer

Notice of Job Opening


Date: October 18, 2021

Department: Police Deptartment

Pay Range: Depending on Qualifications


An employee in this position is responsible for maintaining law and order, protecting life and property, and enforcing all statutes, laws, ordinances and regulations of the local, state and federal governments within the Troup County School System. Employee works under general supervision of a superior officer as well as the principal of their assigned school but has very definite operating procedures. However, much discretion is required in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies, procedures, through the juvenile court system. Employee must achieve a balance between enforcement of laws and ordinances, juvenile laws and a positive and progressive relationship with the student body and school facility. Work contains a substantial element of risk and employee must be able to exercise judgement independently in emergency situations. Work is reviewed through reports, personal inspection and evaluations. No supervision over others is exercised.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following examples of duties and associated tasks are typically performed by a person in this position. No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

  • Provide a liaison between the Troup County School System and the Lagrange Police Department.
  • Provide criminal law related advice to the school staff and students.
  • Teach classes to all age students on public safety issues.
  • Communicate with juveniles and adults in a professional and effective manner.
  • Monitor the school to ensure safety and welfare of students and staff.
  • Prepare lesson plans on various public safety issues and prepare a class for all ages of juveniles and adults.
  • Discourage criminal activity through high visibility and positive role model development.
  • Basic knowledge of counseling and peer mediation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of CPTED ( crime prevention through environmental design), able to assist in developing a school safety plan and have a basic knowledge of commercial building security.
  • Work under the NASRO (National Organization of School Resource Officers) triad concept of being a law enforcement officer, teacher, and counselor within the school system.
  • Protects people and property from criminal hazards; initiates investigations as warranted.
  • Monitors area to ensure safety and welfare of civilians.
  • Responds to radio dispatched calls to investigate burglar alarms, traffic violations domestic problems, and any other acts against person, property, or law or for assistance from other officers.
  • Resolves, or attempt to resolve discrepancies or disagreements.
  • Secures scene of.more serious crimes and calls for assistance.
  • Refers disadvantaged victims to necessary agencies.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Skill in operations of motor vehicle at times at high rates of speed.
  • Skill in police radio, radar, etc.
  • Skill in use of firearms.
  • Skill in fact-finding.
  • Skill in observing unusual or out-of-the-ordinary situations.
  • Knowledge of Community Policing and Problem Solving Philosophy.
  • Knowledge of juvenile laws.
  • Knowledge of juvenile court procedures.
  • Knowledge of Lagrange Police Department juvenile procedures.
  • Knowledge of school operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of juvenile behavioral problems (ADHD, ODD, etc.)
  • Must be able to work well with juveniles of all ages.
  • Knowledge of local and state laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of juvenile laws.
  • Knowledge of geography of city.
  • Knowledge of firearms.
  • Knowledge of modem police methods.
  • Knowledge of people and behavioral problems.
  • Knowledge of proper vehicle stop and check procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal and proper methods of arrest and investigations.
  • Knowledge of Georgia criminal code and traffic laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to react to a crisis situation calmly and quickly.
  • Ability to identify drugs and other substances.
  • Ability to qualify with firearms.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written.
  • Ability to identify drugs and there effects.
  • Ability to reach to a crises situation calmly and quickly.
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Necessary Special Requirements

  • Two years as a certified police officer.
  • Ability to obtain Georgia POST certification.
  • Applicant must successfully complete the hiring process for a sworn police officer position which is outlined in the LaGrange Police Department sworn candidate application.
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The City of LaGrange is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, sex, disability, veteran's status, or political affiliation.

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037, hr@lagrangega.org