School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
The Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program began at the start of the 2002-2003 school year. We received a three-year grant that funds the program with an agreement that funding will continue after the grant expiration. This program involves the assignment of two full-time uniformed police officers assigned to Bowie ISD.
The SRO program provides an increased level of effective interaction between the Police Department, students, school officials, and parents. This partnership between the Police Department and school system facilitates the rapid resolution of minor problems before they become big problems. While the SRO is a fully trained police officer with arrest authority, the primary focus is working with the school administration to maintain a safer learning environment. A typical day for an SRO may include consulting with a principal about a discipline issue, investigating the circumstances surrounding some lost property, intervening in a minor conflict between students, providing advice to a troubled student, and teaching a block of instruction on law to a class. First and foremost our SRO's are trained and stand at ready to defend every student and faculty member from any and all threats to their well being by all legal means available.
Serving the students and staff of the Bowie Independent School District are Officer Andrew Poole and Officer Paul Magers
The Bowie Police Department and Bowie Independent School District are currently as of Summer 2022 in negotiations to add more SRO's.
For more information about the SRO Program or to speak with our school resource officer, please contact the Bowie Police Department at (940) 872-2251 or any Principals Office at Bowie ISD.