Since its inception, the Pierre School Resource Officers have been instrumental in the development, implementation, and testing of a comprehensive security / protection plan for the schools. This plan involved the labeling of all doors and access points, as well as procedures controlling the doors and access points. School Resource Officers have also been instrumental in the development and testing of procedures for emergency lock down and evacuation drills.
In addition, School Resource Officers handle any law enforcement related incidents which occur on the school premises. They provide guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim and participate in the annual canine drug sweep at Georgia Morse Middle School and Riggs High School to help ensure the schools remain drug free. Both School Resource Officers also serve as D.A.R.E. instructors for all sixth grade students.
During the summer months when school is not in session, the School Resource Officers are temporarily assigned to either patrol section or criminal investigations section.