School Resource Officer

The Elm Ridge Police Department currently staffs Savannah Elementary with a full-time school resource officer. Officer Eric Olson is currently the School Resource Office (SRO) for Savannah Elementary. Officer Olson is a member of the Texas and National Association of School Resource Officers and has received specialized training to be a school resource officer.  The duties of the school resource officer is to act as a law enforcement officer, an informal counselor, and a law-related presenter. As a law enforcement officer, the primary purpose is to “keep the peace.” As an informal counselor, the officer provides resource guidance to students, parents, teachers, staff, and act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school. As a law-related presenter, the officer will share special law enforcement expertise by presentations in the classroom to promote a better understanding of our laws.