School Resource Officers

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The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is a partnership between the Carrollton Police Department and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch (CFBISD) and Lewisville Independent School Districts (LISD). SROs are full-time Carrollton Police Officers assigned to all secondary schools within CFBISD and LISD. These officers also have responsibility for the elementary schools in each of these districts.

In this position, SROs fulfill three roles:

1. Law Enforcement Officer
2. Teacher
3. Counselor

The primary objective of the SRO program is the reduction and prevention of crimes committed by juveniles and young adults. The goals of the program are:

1. Serve as a liaison officer to schools within the city boundaries.
2. Act as a resource with respect to delinquency prevention.
3. Provide guidance on ethical issues in a classroom setting.
4. Provide individual counseling and or/mentoring to students
5. Explain the law enforcement role in society.
6. Establish a rapport with students.
7. Establish a rapport with parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and other adults.
8. Promote a safe learning environment.
9. Enhance safety in and around schools.
10. Present a positive role model for students and adults.
11. Investigate all criminal activities that occur on school campuses.

A Brief History:

The Carrollton Police Department’s School Resource Officer (SRO) program began in 1975 with the placement of an officer in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. In 1976, Carrollton PD and CFBISD entered into their first inter-local agreement. By 1979, the SRO program was expanded to two officers. Over the years, CPD has continued to expand the SRO program to a total of five officers currently assigned to CFBISD schools to help meet the needs of the increasing student population in Carrollton.

In 1999, CPD assigned its first officer to Hebron High School to serve all school campuses within LISD. In 2008, CPD assigned its second SRO to LISD. CPD currently has seven SROs assigned to cover the schools within the city limits of Carrollton.

The current School Resource Officers and their assignments are:


School Resource Officer


Sgt. Todd Burnside

SRO Supervisor

Officer Jason Box

Creekview High School

Rosemeade Elementary

Kent Elementary

Rainwater Elementary

Officer Shanna Weissmann

Perry Middle School

Blalack Middle School

Blanton Elementary

Davis Elementary

Marie Huie Special Education Center

Officer Cole Langston

Hebron 9th Grade Center

Creek Valley Middle School

Arbor Creek Middle School

Officer Kevin Stiles

Hebron High School

Homestead Elementary

Coyote Ridge Elementary

Polser Elementary

Hebron Valley Elementary

Indian Creek Elementary

Officer Shannon Hartzell

Newman Smith High School 

Country Place Elementary

Good Elementary

McCoy Elementary



Officer Uzzah Palmer

Bea Salazar Learning Center 

Mary Grimes Education Center

Polk Middle School

Furneaux Elementary

Thompson Elementary


Officer Danny Holguin

R.L. Turner High School

Central Elementary

Carrollton Elementary

McLaughlin Elementary

Links to school district websites:

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Lewisville ISD