The Kentucky Center for School Safety has been actively involved with implementation and training for School Resource Officer (SRO) programs statewide. The Center maintains a listing of all SROs in the state, and estimates that there are between 100 and 150 officers in the state.
It is one of the goals of the KCSS to work with school districts and law enforcement to help implement, improve, and guide SRO programs statewide. To those ends, the KCSS is working to identify those programs which model effective strategies and provide that information to districts considering an SRO program through this website, through the KCSS newsletter, through the SRO video, and the SRO Conference.
While most school districts enjoy a collaborative arrangement with their local law enforcement offices, there are five districts in Kentucky where the district employs its own special law enforcement officers: Clay, Fayette, Jefferson, McCracken and Nicholas.
Many exemplary SRO and truancy programs exist throughout the state. These model programs can serve to provide inspiration and options for fledgling programs.