School Resource Deputies

The School Resource Unit currently serves forty - five schools within the district.   A total of twenty one deputies (21) are assigned to the unit.   Deputies are given primary assignments at each high school, middle school and four of the elementary schools. Members are also given secondary school assignments and respond as requested.   The unit is supervised by one lieutenant and two sergeants.

Our main objective is toenhance students educational opportunities by promoting a safe and secure learning environment.”

Programs Conducted by the School Resource Deputies

Florida Sheriff Explorers Association
Teen Driver Challenge

Florida Sheriffs Explorer Association

In addition to prevention programs, deputies also teach the basic understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the role of a law enforcement officer and their duties. They also take law enforcement action as required within their assigned school.

Some of the other programs School Resource Deputies are involved in are:

Sheriff's Adventure Camp - This program exposes youth to leadership skills as well as substance abuse education.

Youth Ranch Image  Sheriff's Youth Camps - These camps provide help for Florida's neglected, unsupervised and troubled boys and girls.

Sheriffs Youth Ranch  Sheriff's Youth Ranch - The mission of the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch is to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to our communities for years to come.

For information regarding the Youth Ranch contact Michael S. Heller at 386-208-3678.

Sheriff's Explorer Post
 - This program serves youth from 15-21, through the Boy Scouts of America.

SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program) - This is an interagency effort to address serious habitual juvenile offenders in Tallahassee. School Resource Deputies provide a unique insight to juveniles daily behavior through contacts at school.

School Safety Hotline - The Leon County Sheriff's Office working in conjunction with the Florida Sheriff's Association operates a school safety hotline. The hotline promotes the early reporting criminal activity, allowing individuals to call anonymously on a toll free phone line. The toll-free number is 1-877-723-2728.

A Child is Missing - Nationwide more that 3,000 children, elderly, and disabled persons are reported missing everyday. Law Enforcement is constantly seeking alternative ways for citizens to support law enforcement in it's efforts to locate and safely retrieve missing children and the elderly.

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