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School Resource Officer (SRO)

School Resource Officer Deb Snyder

In June 2009, the Cumberland Valley School District and the Silver Spring Township Police Department formed a partnership that would serve as a joint cooperative effort between the two. The purpose of this partnership is to foster an efficient and cohesive program that will build a positive relationship between police officers and the youth of our school district.

The goals of the SRO program are:

  1. Reduce incidents of school violence
  2. Reduce criminal conduct committed by juveniles and young adults
  3. Establish rapport and channels of communication with students
  4. Establish rapport and channels of communication with parents, faculty, staff, administrators and other adults in the school community
  5. Create, implement and expand programs designed to encourage and increase student participation, which will benefit the students, school district, police department and the community
  6. Provide a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, administrators and other adults in the school community

The SRO program utilizes the SRO Triad concept as set forth by the National Association of School Resource Officers. Under the Triad concept the SRO will fill the role of law enforcement officer, counselor and teacher.

The Cumberland Valley High School SRO is Officer Deb Snyder. Officer Snyder has worked with the Silver Spring Township Police Department since 1992 and has served as SRO since 2009.