The School Resource Officer program was designed to develop a partnership between law enforcement and the school community. The objective is to provide a positive law enforcement influence that concentrates on safety and security, encourages relationships between officers, school administrators, teachers, and students, and fosters education.
The Cody Police Department currently has one School Resource Officer who is assigned to the Cody High School, Cody Middle School, and three elementary schools. The Cody Police Department School Resource Officer has an office at the Cody High School during the school term. The School District provides a percentage of the officer’s salary each year, and the officer returns to regular patrol duties when school is not in session.
The School Resource Officer establishes and maintains a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide for a safe school environment, attend and participate in school functions, and build working relationships with the schools' staff as well as with students and parent groups.