The School Resource Officer is a liaison between the Police Department, the public-school districts and other school facilities with the purpose of maintaining safe school campuses. They investigate and prevent criminal and education code violations, act as a liaison with the public and private schools, provide proactive solutions to juvenile crime and campus problems, and assist fellow SROs with the patrol of school campuses and surrounding areas.
The mission of the School Resource Officer Program is to provide leadership and a safe learning environment for the students, staff, and parents of our school communities. Our mission is to develop and maintain a positive partnership with the school districts, other agencies, and community groups through PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, EDUCATION and ENFORCEMENT.
The SRO Unit provides service to approximately 62 public schools in the city of Chula Vista or approximately 51,130 students across 52 miles.
11 High Schools
7 Middle Schools
44 Elementary Schools
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Beyond the public service provided by the SROs, the following are a listing of resources you can use, research or recommend based on the specific need. These are only a handful of resources. There are several other resources the department or other agencies may be able to provide. Please feel free to contact us if you or someone you know needs help. To reach an SRO, please email JPicone@chulavistapd.org
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South Bay Community Services / Youth Prevention and Intervention
South Bay Community Services (SBCS) transforms communities to support the well-being and prosperity of children, youth, and families. Through comprehensive and coordinated services and support, we assist all individuals and all communities to reach their fullest potential. For more information, please visit https://southbaycommunityservices.org/
SBCS Youth Prevention and Intervention (YPI) provides gender-responsive prevention, diversion and intervention support services for at-risk youth, ages 6 to 18, and their families. Schools, law enforcement, and partnering agencies refer youth to us who may have a multitude of challenges, so it is crucial to provide a strength-based family approach to meet the whole need. For specific information on YPI, please visit https://southbaycommunityservices.org/youth-prevention-intervention/
Free Counseling Services for Children
Housing Assistance For Youth
Assistance for San Diego County youth between the ages of 12 and 24 is available for those experiencing housing instability. Our support includes:
- Linkages to family finding/reunification, safe emergency shelter and stable housing;
- Assistance in addressing immediate needs including food, transportation and identification;
- Linkages to emotional/mental health, independent living skills and career/educational support;
- Prevention services for youth at-risk of sexual abuse and/or exploitation.
For more information, please call (619) 498-0555
Bullying Prevention and Intervention
The San Diego County Office of Education is dedicated to supporting school district offices, parents, and community-based agencies in issues related to bullying prevention and intervention by providing training, staff development, technical assistance, and consultation. There are a variety of resources offered to schools, students and parents. For more information, please visit https://www.sdcoe.net/Pages/Home.aspx
Suicide Prevention and Support
To access different resources for mental health and suicide prevention visiting the San Diego County UP2sd at https://up2sd.org/resources/suicide-prevention-and-support/
Students Speaking Out
Students Speaking Out is a program of San Diego County Crime Stoppers a community-based nonprofit organization (501c3). Students Speaking Out was inspired by our Campus Crime Stoppers program which has helped to solve hundreds crimes on local school campuses and led to the safe removal of 12 guns from middle and high schools in San Diego County. For more information, please visit http://www.studentsspeakingout.org/
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