Unit StaffThe Youth Services Unit is comprised of 5 School Resource Officers (SROs), a Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (D.A.R.E.), and is supervised by Lieutenant Jason Kiel.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) was developed in partnership with the Kennewick School District and the Kennewick Police Department. The program began the 1994 / 1995 school year. SROs are assigned to Kennewick High School, Kamiakin High School, Southridge High School, Park Middle School and Highlands Middle School.
School Resource Officers
ResponsibilitiesThe primary duty of the SRO is to provide police services to their assigned school and assist with the safety of the students and staff. The SROs are responsible for providing educational instruction to students in areas such as traffic safety and government classes and as a resource to students. The SROs are also available as informal counselors to students who can speak to the SRO about a problem or situation they are dealing with. When requested, SROs also assist other Middle Schools.
- Kamiakin High School SRO Officer Chris Buroker
- Kennewick High School SRO Officer Michael Rosane
- Southridge High School SRO Officer Jason Harrington
- Park Middle School SRO Officer Rick Sanders
- Highlands Middle School SRO Officer Tim Harris