The School Resource Officer program is a partnership between the Richland Hills Police Department and the Birdville Independent School District (BISD). The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a full-time Richland Hills Police Officer and is assigned to the Richland Middle School but also provides support to Jack C. Binion Elementary and Cheney Hills Elementary.
The SRO works to protect the school environment and to maintain an atmosphere where teachers feel safe to teach and students feel safe to learn. The SRO serves three fundamental functions in their role:
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Informal Counselor
Additionally, the SRO works to build relationships with the students, parents, and school staff.