The Windsor Police Department and the Weld RE-4 School District have partnered to create a School Resource Officer (SRO) position, beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
“We’re excited to partner with the school district on this position,” said Chief of Police Richard Klimek. “This position bridges a current gap, allowing the Police Department to build positive relationships with area youth.”
The SRO position expands upon the Police Department’s current school liaison role. The jointly-funded SRO will be assigned to Windsor schools within the Weld RE-4 School District, with a primary focus at the middle school and high school levels.
Responsibilities encompass campus safety, one-on-one mentoring, criminal activity on school grounds, appropriate intervention, and law enforcement education.
“We look to this new position to provide proactive measures, helping students become more engaged and informed citizens,” Klimek said.
Officer Chris Darcy was named the first SRO.
Darcy has been with Windsor Police for two and half years, and he brings nine years of law enforcement experience to the role. Darcy was recently named Windsor Officer of the Year, an award presented by the Windsor Optimist Club.
“Chris Darcy is an outstanding officer,” Klimek said. “He brings a high level of integrity and character to the role, providing students a role model for strong morals and good judgement during their formative years.”