Minnehaha County, South Dakota
The School Resource Officer (SRO) serves within the Patrol Division of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. The position is considered to be a specialist activity and a support unit to the Patrol Division.
We currently have five SROs working in six school districts in Minnehaha County: West Central, Tri-Valley, Baltic, Dell Rapid Public, Dells St Mary’s, and Garretson. School Resource Officers are responsible for a variety of school-related tasks which include, but are not limited to, education programs and instruction, crime prevention and reporting, campus security and safety issues, traffic enforcement at and around their assigned schools, investigation of school-related crimes assigned to them by the Investigations Division, and maintenance of a Neighborhood Watch program.