Today is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day 2023! We want to thank our SROs for their leadership, mentorship, and safety support. Our SRO program, in partnership with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, has been around for decades. Each year the program expands to offer more support to our schools.
"We appreciate this partnership with the sheriff's office," said Assistant Superintendent Joe Hough. "Our SROs work to build trust with students and staff. While they are trained to respond to safety concerns, they focus on proactive relationship-building in order to be a positive support for our school community."
SROs are sworn deputies who commit to extra training to prepare them for this unique role in our schools.