In 2004, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Brunswick County School System to create a School Resource Officer (SRO) program to positively impact the relationship between law enforcement and the youth in the county. We currently employ five School Resource Officers. As a result, an officer is assigned to each of the five public schools located in the county. SROs provide a uniformed presence in the schools, taking incident and offense reports, investigating crimes that occur on school grounds, and gathering intelligence information about potential threats to the school. Conjunctively, the SRO's have cultivated their liaison, educational and counseling roles, resulting in a full range of interaction and engagement with students on a daily basis.