School Resource Officers

Helix SRO Jennifer McNamaraOverview

The La Mesa Police Department, in conjunction with the La Mesa - Spring Valley School District, supports a School Resource Officer, or “SRO”, to work with elementary and middle schools in La Mesa. The SRO devotes his/her time to school campuses, acting as a liaison with staff, parents, and students, serving as a role model, providing instruction and staff training, and insuring campus safety. The SRO is trained as an instructor in the Project Alert Program, which is taught in partnership with teachers at the middle school level.