School Resource Officer
The primary mission of the School Resource Officer is to create a partnership between the County Sheriff’s Office and the County Schools. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program places offices in schools in an effort to create and maintain a safe environment for our youth, faculty, and staff. It reflects a comprehensive community focus which integrates the officers, the SRO’s, stationed in the school with the existing network of resources in the community. The SRO fulfills three roles as they act as a resource for the schools: they first and foremost are law enforcement officers whose primary purpose is to “keep the peace” in the schools so that students can learn; secondly they act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school environment; and thirdly they provide the schools with an additional resource by sharing their expertise in the classroom.
Project Lifesaver is a program designed to assist in the tracking and locating of Alzheimer’s, dementia patients, Down Syndrome and autistic children who become lost. Utilizing state of the art equipment, purchased through the generosity of various organizations, we are able to furnish four of these tracking devices for coverage across Floyd County.
The Project Lifesaver System works by utilizing a personalized radio transmitter worn by identified persons to aid in locating them when they wander from their home. The device is capable of tracking a signal up to a mile by ground and five to nine miles by air. These devices work by giving an audible signal that leads law enforcement to the victims. Our professionally trained Deputies provide reliable rapid response aiding victims who are at risk of wandering and becoming lost.
Domestic Violence Grant
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office assigns domestic or family violence (domestic disturbances) calls a high priority. The nature and seriousness of crimes committed between family or household members are not mitigated because of the relationships or living arrangements of those involved. Therefore, law enforcement must exercise leadership in the community in responding to domestic violence. An immediate criminal justice response can make a major difference in the disputants’ lives. With all due consideration for their own safety, deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call shall (1) restore order; (2) arrest persons when probable cause exists that a crime has occurred; (3) provide safety and security for the crime victim(s); and, (4) help participants contact appropriate agencies to help prevent future occurrences.