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On this episode, we dive into the crucial role of School Resource Officers (SROs) with Sgt. Jarrod Prater, who has served 23 years with the Tigard Police. 

👮‍♂️ Sgt. Prater provides an inside look into the multifaceted responsibilities of SROs and how they serve as pillars of support, safety, and mentorship for students. 

💰 We discuss the critical link between the Public Safety Levy and the funding of an SRO position. Sgt. Prater sheds light on how this funding enables the Tigard Police to place an SRO in a school, enhancing safety, preventing incidents, and fostering a nurturing learning environment.

📈 As the Public Safety Levy faces renewal, he shares insights into the importance of continuing this vital funding source for SRO programs. Sgt. Prater discusses the tangible benefits the community reaps from well-supported SROs, including their role in creating safer, stronger schools.

Learn more at the Police Open House on Sept. 30!


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