School Resource Officer (City of Lyons)


Position: School Resource Officer
Department: 1031
Reports To: Chief of Police

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Police the School Resource Officer shall be a uniformed officer and conduct highly responsible law enforcement work under general direction to create and maintain a safe, secure and orderly learning environment for students, staff and patrons. Foster an efficient and cohesive program that will build a positive relationship between law enforcement officers and the youth of the community in addition to reducing crime committed by juveniles and young adults. The School Resource Officer addresses security violations in accordance with prescribed policies, and procedures is responsible for reporting illegal activities to appropriate administration and enforcement entities.

Salary Range:
Non-Certified is between $36,000 and $40,000 yearly. Certified LEO, SRO, and DARE is between $40,000 and $50,000 yearly.

Essential Functions:

  • Be knowledgeable of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints.
  • Broad base of knowledge regarding youth, social issues, and the criminal justice system
  • Ability to work with youth and serve as a role model for students with respect to a positive attitude and respectful behavior.
  • Performs consistent daily safety checks of all school buildings and provide feedback and recommendations to the Chief of Police and school administrative team.
  • Knowledgeable of the court system and presentation of evidence in court proceedings.
  • Type and submit incident reports to school administrations as well as to local law enforcement agencies.
  • Supervise traffic and parking lots at beginning and end of each school day.
  • Assist with developing and implementing various safety strategies and plans.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.
  • Attends schools and seminars to maintain proficiency and certifications.
  • Responds to emergencies and critical incidents such as fire alarms, medical emergencies, altercations, threats of violence etc. for the purpose of confining, resolving, or preventing injury or otherwise hazardous situations.
  • Maintains security and environmental safekeeping of the assigned district locations.
  • Monitors the weather station, scanning radios and communications with district administration accordingly.

Additional Examples of Work:

  • Attend some after- school functions, such as basketball games, dances etc. as deemed necessary by District Administration and Chief of Police.
  • Attend parent and faculty meetings when requested by the school administration team.
  • Function as an information- gathering source for law enforcement.
  • On occasion conduct classroom activities involving a wide range of safety topics
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

High school diploma or GED required. School Resource Officer Certification preferred. D.A.R.E Certified preferred not required. Commissioned as a law enforcement officer. Requires graduation from law enforcement training center (K.L.E.T.C. Certification) and 40 hours of continuing education training annually.

Open till filled

Chief Justin Holliday
1344 W. Main
Lyons, KS 67554

Jennifer Wood
City of Lyons HR
201 W. Main
Lyons, KS 67554