School Resource Officer
School districts across the country have School Resource Officers - certified police officers who assist in creating a safe learning and working environment for students, teachers, administrators, and other school employees. The Louisburg Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) works in a partnership with Louisburg USD 416 to develop and maintain programs for the goal of student achievement and to help implement the mission of the district.
Louisburg Police Department community policing goals are also accomplished, such as prevention, intervention, education, and enforcement. Our SRO is a hard working police officer who cares about the success of the children in our community.
Officer Chris Curry is assigned as our School Resource Officer. Officer Curry has over 11 years experience in law enforcement. He has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, crash reconstructionist, child passenger safety technician, and DARE instructor. Officer Curry is a certified School Resource Officer through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). He is a certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer, which enables him to assist those individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Most recently Officer Curry obtained his instructor certification in the A.L.I.C.E. protocol and has begun implementing this program in our schools.
In addition to the safety and security of the staff and students of the district, Officer Curry serves as the advisor for the Students Against Destuctive Decisions (SADD) chapters at Broadmoor Elementary, Louisburg Middle School, and Louisburg High School.
SADD is a peer-led organization that has over 10,000 college, high school and middle school chapters nationwide. The main focus of the chapter is to promote good decision making with the student at home, school and in the community. Students in Louisburg launched their chapters at Broadmoor Elementary, Louisburg Middle and Louisburg High School during the 2013-2014 school year. Students participated in community service projects, school-wide activities, and after school fun events.
The Louisburg Middle School SADD chapter was awarded the Judge's Award by SADD National in June 2014. The Judge's Award had never been awarded to a SADD chapter prior to this. The Louisburg Middle School SADD chapter was also recognized as the 2014 Kansas SADD Chapter of the Year during the state SADD conference in October 2014.
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, Officer Curry began teaching DARE to our 5th grade students. Previously DARE had been taught by the Miami County Sheriff's Department. DARE is a police officer faciliated program which provides students information on how to make good decisions when confronted by drugs, alcohol, bullying, etc. It teaches students how to be good citizens within the community.
Officer Curry is asked to speak and make presentations to students and even parents in various topics. Topics include safety concerns in schools and home, drugs and alcohol, bullying or harassment issues, or stranger presentations for young children.
Below is some of the information Officer Curry has given to our elementary school students on child safety and strangers:
- Abduction and Harm - Prevention Tips for Parents and Guardians
- For Going To and From School More Safely
Students have been given information about internet safety based off the NetSmartz website. The information outlined online predators, posing too much information online, and risky online behaviors. More information on the presentations and other internet safety tidbits can be found at http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents.
If your group or organization would like to have Officer Curry speak to them about a specific topic please contact him at email@example.com to set up a date.
Providing a safe and secure learning environment for students is of paramount importance in Louisburg USD 416. The district has numerous practices, procedures and protocols in place each day to ensure a safe learning environment. The district has adopted a new safety protocol program called ALICE. ALICE is a protocol that enhances previous lockdown procedures. The U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other educational leadership and governmental agencies have recommended that school districts develop a protocol that provides options to students and staff when facing threat or harm from an aggressive intruder.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. ALICE empowers staff to exercise options in the event of such a critical incident, based on real-time information gathered during the incident. This enhanced protocol does not dictate to staff or students how they should react, but merely provides options for actions in addition to traditional lockdown.
ALICE National Training Website: http://www.alicetraining.com
Elementary School Student Training (PDF): elementary school ALICE student training.pdf
Middle School Student Training (PDF): middle school ALICE student training.pdf
High School Student Training (PDF): high school ALICE student training.pdf
Middle School Student FAQ (PDF): Frequently Asked ALICE Questions from Middle School Students.pdf
Louisburg USD 416, in partnership with the Louisburg Police Department, has launched a new program called “Text-A-Tip” in another effort to keep schools safe. The program provides students a confidential method to report problems directly to the School Resource Officer and to school officials.
Text-A-Tip will allow students to use their cell phone to text and report issues such as bullying, fights, drugs, weapons, and any threats relating to campus safety. Via a confidential text, students can detail a problem without the fear of being labeled a “snitch,” “rat,” or “tattletale” by their peers.
Texting is a very comfortable way for the youth to communicate, and this program will keep the lines of communication open between the students and the school administrators.
Text-A-Tip to (913) 717-TIPS / (913) 717-8477
- Tips are CONFIDENTIAL, not anonymous
- Texts can be traced (to reduce pranks)
- Tipsters may receive follow-up texts for more details or clarification
- This is a "Tip Line" only
This program is not intended for emergency use. In case of an emergency requiring immediate law enforcement response, students should call 911.
Text-a-Tip information: Text a Tip Initiative.pdf
Louisburg SADD: http://www.louisburgsadd.com
SADD National: http://www.sadd.org
DARE America: http://www.dare.org
National Association of School Resource Officers: http://www.nasro.org
SRO Chris Curry
Office: (913) 837-1720