School Resource Deputy
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office services three schools in Dakota County. The Dakota County Technical College located in Rosemount, the Dakota Ridge School located in Apple Valley, and the Alliance Education Center also located in Rosemount. Each school is assigned a full-time deputy who serves as a School Resource Officer (SRO).
It is our goal to provide a safe environment using visibility and presence while simultaneously working to build relationships with students and staff within the school. In addition, the SRO’s act as advisors and provide assistance to school administrators and students by providing direct and indirect instructional resources.
The role of a School Resource Officer is unique in that it provides an active working environment where deputies constantly utilize their training in areas of crisis management, negotiation, investigation, and conflict resolution in order to ensure the students receive the best education possible.