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Iosco County Sheriff's Office: Sheriff Deputy-School Resource Officer Closing Date: July 12, 2023

The department is currently soliciting interest for the special assignment position of School Resource Officer (SRO) for Tawas Area Schools. Applicants must meet the basic qualifications and requirements listed below. 

A police presence on school property will serve to protect life and property and to improve relations between the youth of the community, the schools and the Sheriff's Office. Due to the nature of the assignment, the SRO will need to maintain a flexible shift schedule that conforms to the needs of the Tawas Area Schools involving school operations, meetings, athletic events, functions/activities, drills, etc., as well as required Sheriff?s Office operations and activities. 

The SRO will typically be assigned to work an eight (8) hour schedule, five days per week. During extended school breaks, the SRO will perform various duties and assume responsibilities as required of a police officer at the discretion of the Sheriff and/or his designee. The Class I, II or III uniform is the SRO standard uniform, unless special circumstances dictate otherwise and pre-approval is obtained from the SROs supervisor.  

Initial Criteria:

  • Must have current MCOLES license.
  • Must agree to schedule vacation leaves during school breaks and/or the summer when Tawas schools are not in session.
  • Must follow guidance, direction and fulfill requests from the high school principal pertaining to school-related duties, assignments, activities, events, projects, programs, etc. unless Sheriff's Office rules, regulations, policies and procedures expressly dictate otherwise.

Duties, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Provide daily on-site, campus-wide police presence at the high school and elementary school.
  • Coordinate with school staff and administrators to provide a safe campus environment, preventing criminal activities and potential acts of violence.
  • Provide direct police intervention and enforcement activities when necessary.
  • Investigate incidents involving school disturbances, fights, threats, weapons offenses, illegal drugs, and other acts of violence and crime.
  • Coordinate and facilitate with school staff and administration to maintain an effective school security plan and emergency service (police, fire, medical) response plan.
  • Coordinate with Sheriff's Office command staff and personnel for effective security details of school activities, functions and events.
  • Possess desirable attributes, to include: self-motivation, positive attitude, and be goal and task orientated.
  • Effectively communicate in writing and verbally, including speaking to high school and elementary school groups (students, parents, and school staff) and at community events.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with the Tawas Area Schools on various problem-solving efforts.
  • Demonstrate ability and interpersonal skills to interview students, parents and school personnel.
  • Demonstrate discipline, productivity, self-motivation and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to build and maintain a partnership with parents, teachers, school administrators, criminal justice and social agencies, with the best interest of the child, school and community as a goal.
  • Ability to promote teamwork among police, students, counselors and teachers in preventing and responding to youth problems.
  • Ability to work with outside agencies, including juvenile courts, other law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorney's office, community service groups and others involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to employ current police investigation techniques.
  • Ability to conduct public service programs that may include speaking to adults, as well as student groups.
  • Willingness to attend training related to the school resource officer function.
  • Ability to work alone and conduct patrols in a patrol vehicle, on foot and/or bicycle of the school facilities, parking lots, including other school properties, and conduct school security checks. 
  • Demonstrate dedication to serving persons with dignity and respect while rendering public service in the highest professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics that allows for the level of autonomy that this position requires.
Opening Date: 04/27/2023  
Closing Date: 07/12/2023  

Contact Person: Charles Allen  
Telephone: 989-362-6164