Sheriff

(919) 496-2186
285 T Kemp Road
Louisburg, NC 27549

Sheriff
 

Franklin County School Resource Officer

The Franklin County Sheriff s Office, in partnership with Franklin County Board of Education, has established a program known as the School Resource Officer Program. The S.R.O. Program is a nationally accepted program involving the assignment of a carefully selected and specially trained law enforcement officer to work directly in the school, in full cooperation with school administrators and faculty. The Franklin County Sheriff Office S.R.O. program is guided by Sgt. Mike Collins, who has over 25 years of experience working with youth. Sgt. Collins formally served as a teacher assistant and head coach within the Franklin County School system before becoming a School Resource Officer. Sgt. Collins recently worked with the NC Dept of Public Instruction in writing a newly released module on “Principal/SRO Relationship” and how such working together can improve school climate. Sgt. Collins also serves as Chaplain on the board of the NC Association of School Resource Officers

The Franklin County Sheriff Office S.R.O. program is a community policing approach practiced in a school environment. The school is the officer's beat and community. The exclusive focus on the physical and social territory of the school is an important aspect of the S.R.O. concept. Unlike officers who respond to school problems as a result of a 911 call by the principal, the S.R.O. knows the school's physical layout and is aware of who belongs on school property and who does not. The S.R.O. wears the police uniform and weapon while on duty in the school.

School Resource Officers have three main functions: law enforcement officer, teacher, and advisor. First, as a law enforcement officer, the S.R.O. maintains a safe and secure school environment in which students feel safe to learn and teachers feel safe to teach. Second, as a teacher, the S.R.O. conducts classroom presentations pertaining to law related topics and in doing so, informs students and promotes positive attitudes regarding the police role in society. Last, the S.R.O. acts as an advisor to students, parents, teachers, and staff on issues related to the law enforcement, substance abuse, delinquency, and other law related topics. The S.R.O. may talk with the students, parents, teachers, and staff about their problems and help them find possible solutions. When necessary, the S.R.O. may take referrals to appropriate social agencies for additional assistance.

The most effective way an S.R.O. can accomplish these goals is to be a positive role model. Students learn from every interaction they have with an S.R.O. It is essential for an S.R.O to be a positive role model who endorses high moral standards, uses good judgment and discretion, is consistent and fair, respects all students and displays a sincere concern for the school community. School Resource Officers must maintain a professional appearance; be visible, accessible and willing to talk to students; attend and participate in school activities; interact positively with students and the community, taking their concerns seriously; and maintain a positive relationship with the faculty and administrators.

The School Resource Officer is an extension of the Sheriff's department as well as the school principal's office, as the officer's duties are comprised of both law enforcement and education. The S.R.O. reports to both the sheriff and the school principal. However, the S.R.O. is not a disciplinarian for the school - that job remains with the administrators and faculty. As a resource for school administrators, the S.R.O. serves as means of establishing order and safety, so, that learning can take place - the business which schools are about.

SRO DIVISION CONTACTS

Sgt. Mike Collins- Supervisor of SRO Division

Cell # 919-497-6847, Email: mikecollins@fcschools.net 

Edward Best Elementary School, 4011 Highway 56 East Louisburg, North Carolina 27549

Phone:  (919) 853-2347

Fax:  (919) 853-6759

Laurel Mill Elementary School, 730 Laurel Mill Road Louisburg, North Carolina  27549

Phone:  (919) 853-3577

Fax:  (919) 853-3579

 

Deputy Wes Bailey-SRO Division

Cell # 919-497-6107, Email: troybailey@fcschools.net

Louisburg Elementary School, 50 Stone Southerland Road Louisburg, North Carolina  27549

Phone:  (919) 496-3676

Fax:  (919) 496-2460

Bunn Elementary School (P.O. Box 143) 686 Bunn Elementary School Road

Bunn, North Carolina  27508

Phone:  (919) 496-4015

Fax:  (919) 496-0301

 

Deputy Jeffrey Eddy-SRO Division

Cell # 919-497-7832, Email: jeffreyeddy@fcschools.net

Long Mill Elementary School, 1753 Long Mill Road Youngsville, North Carolina  27596

Phone:  (919) 554-0667

Fax:  (919) 554-1765

Royal Elementary School, 308 Flat Rock Church Road Louisburg, North Carolina  27549

Phone:  (919) 496-7377

Fax:  (919) 496-7343

 

Deputy Stephen Hyer-SRO Division

Cell # 919-727-0514, Email: stephenhyer@fcschools.net

Franklinton Elementary School, 431 South Hillsborough Street Franklinton, North Carolina  27525

Phone:  (919) 494-2479

Fax:  (919) 494-7115

Youngsville Elementary School (P.O. Box 338) 125 Highway 1A South Youngsville, North Carolina  27596

Phone:  (919) 556-5250

Fax:  (919) 556-3962

 

Deputy Kyle Horton-SRO Division

Cell # 919-291-6829, Email: kylehorton@fcschools.net

Bunn Middle School, 4742 NC 39 Highway South Bunn, North Carolina  27508

Phone:  (919) 496-7700

Fax:  (919) 496-1404

 

Deputy Taniqua Teasley-SRO Division

Cell # 919-727-0438, Email: taniquateasley@fcschools.net

Cedar Creek Middle School, 2228 Cedar Creek Road Youngsville, North Carolina  27596

Phone:  (919) 554-4848

Fax:  (919) 570-5143

 

Deputy Keith Daniel-SRO Division

Cell # 919-497-7973, Email: bryandaniel@fcschools.net

Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road Franklinton, North Carolina  27525

Phone:  (919) 494-2332

Fax:  (919) 494-5140

 

Deputy Alison Claybon-Juvenile Officer/SRO Division/Dare Officer

Cell # 919-725-0142, Email: aclaybon@fcncso.org