Through a cooperative agreement with the Danville Public School System, six School Resource Officers (SRO) are assigned to area high, middle, and elementary schools. SROs provide security to their assigned schools and interact with students and staff to maintain a safe environment. This interaction also provides another positive role model for students. Officers are involved in many areas of school life, including school extracurricular activities.
School Resource Officers also host programs, such as Special Olympics, for the schools and the community at large.
The Special Olympics is a big event for the SROs. They help organize
the Torch Run, which is a national law enforcement event that mirrors
the carrying of the Olympic torch. In this event, law enforcement
officers carry the Special Olympic torch through their individual
jurisdictions to raise money and show their support.
officers also raise money throughout the year for the Special Olympics
with "Tip A Cop" at participating restaurants, where officers wait on
patrons who then make a donation in the form of a tip to support the
cause. Other events during the year also included the Safe Skate Event
at Danville's Skate Town and Cover the Cruiser fund raisers at various
locations in the City.