School Resource Officers
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PC Valerie Hurding
613-549-4660 ext. 6213
PC Bryan McMillan
613-544-4660 ext. 6343
PC Greg Anderson
613-549-4660 ext. 6191
Every school in the City of Kingston is currently assigned a specific SRO. The role of the SRO is to provide support to students, parents, staff and administrators through some of the following functions and programs:
- Law and safety related lectures.
- Guidance and resolution of incidents through verbal caution, counseling, mediation, diversion to an intervention program or possibly a charge.
- Support of the Safe Schools Act, the Accepting Schools Act, the Police/School Board Protocol and the Community Threat Assessment Protocol.
- Work with partner agencies (KFL&A Public Health and Kingston Partners for a Safe Community) to deliver programs such as Drive for Life, Racing Against Drugs/Steer Clear of Dugs and Summer Safety Days.
- Parent/School/Police meetings to address issues such as student re-introduction to school after suspensions and follow up’s for issues surrounding the schools
- Support of additional programs including School Bus Patroller Safety Program, WITS Program, Community Helpers, Relationship Matters…Bullying and SPEAR.
- Monitor and follow up incidents that occur either at a school or with school aged children, including CTAP (Community Threat Assessments) where individuals are identified as possible risks within the school setting and safety planning and meetings are required to assess the risks.
Our SRO’s also work with partner agencies (KFL&A Public Health and Kingston Partners for a Safe Community) to deliver a variety of programs to help build relationships students and educate, such as:
PARTY Program – A complete day of Trauma/Accident and Consequences of poor choices for Grade 11’s at all high schools. Police do a presentation on impaired/distracted driving, including walking them through a typical accident scene from the dispatch to the notification of next of kin. Then Paramedics and Fire do a presentation followed by a trip to the ER to speak with Trauma Staff, OR at KGH and ending up in the Morgue. (All High School’s Grade 11 Students). More information here: http://www.kpsc.ca/index.cfm/initiatives/youth-programs/the-party-program/ and a look A look inside P.A.R.TY. Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7j8Rt8PnQ&feature=youtu.be
RACE AGAINST DRUGS – A fun filled day at a location outside of the school, where several different stations are set up in an auditorium setting, music playing and timed stations as they rotate around the room. Each station is an educational piece. The police arrange a game wearing “impaired vision” googles and gloves and have to perform a series of actions that require fine motor skills. Some other stations include tobacco (health Canada), CBSA, CN Police, Public Health, Nutrition etc. (All Grade 6 Students at All Schools in Kingston and South Frontenac). More information here: http://www.kpsc.ca/index.cfm/initiatives/youth-programs/racing-against-drugs/
DRIVE FOR LIFE - Presentations in an Auditorium at High Schools speaking to grades 11 & 12 about Impaired Driving. Students are put through a typical scenario of what would happen if someone were to be stopped/arrested for Impaired Driving and the consequences. (All High Schools, grade 11 &12). More information here: https://www.kflaph.ca/en/partners-and-professionals/School-Events.aspx
BUS PATROLLERS - Joint Presentation with Tri-Board and Police, instructing selected Grade 6 Students how to become Bus Patrollers. Power point combined with interactive instruction on the Bus, with emergency planning. (All selected grade 6 Bus Patrollers in Kingston and South Frontenac). More information here: http://triboard.ca/safety/bus-patroller-program/
STOP THE STIGMA – A Mental Health Presentation to all grade 5 & 6’s in all schools in Kingston. An interactive jeopardy style game educating them on Mental Health and the negative Stigma that surrounds it. This is to raise awareness and stop the negative stigma about it.
SEXTING – A 1 hour presentation to all grade 7’s & 8’s educating them on Sexting and their digital Image. The laws surrounding “Child Pornography” and the consequences with both Police and their School when sending Sext’s.
The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. WITS has two components: the WITS Primary Program (Kindergarten - Grade 3) and WITS LEADS Program (Grades 4 - 6). Both programs have shown research-based effectiveness in schools.
The WITS Primary Program teaches children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 to make safe and positive choices when faced with peer conflict. The WITS acronym - Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out and Seek help - provides a common language that children and the adults in their environment can use to talk about and respond to peer victimization.
The WITS LEADS program is a more grown-up version of WITS designed for students in Grades 4 to 6. The LEADS Program teaches five problem-solving strategies to help children deal with conflict and keep safe: Look and listen, Explore points of view, Act, Did it work? and Seek help. Both WITS and LEADS are literature based programs (in English and French) with activities that may be integrated throughout a variety of subject areas. More information here: http://www.witsprogram.ca/
CYBER-BULLYING – A 1 hour presentation to all grade 5’s & 6’s to teach them what cyber-bullying is, and different types of Bullying. Also the role Police & School play in these incidents and their accountability.
INTERNET SAFETY – A presentation to all grade 3’s & 4’s regarding dangers on the internet and safety planning and tips that can be taken to minimize the dangers, including safety in the home.
COMMUNITY HELPERS – Presentations to all Kindergarten classes, introducing Police and the role we play in the community. As well as how/when to call Police for help, how to identify Police and the different roles/responsibilities we have. Also different ways Police are in the community i.e. horse, bicycle, dog, ERU, etc…