School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
The Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is under the command of Lieutenant Bob Blackburn. The SRO program began at the start of the 2002-2003 school year. This program involves the assignment of four full-time uniformed police officers assigned to Bowie ISD.
The SRO program provides an increased level of effective interaction between the Police Department, students, school officials, and parents. This partnership between the Police Department and school system facilitates the rapid resolution of minor problems before they become big problems. While the SRO is a fully trained police officer with arrest authority, the primary focus is working with the school administration to maintain a safer learning environment. A typical day for an SRO may include consulting with a principal about a discipline issue, investigating the circumstances surrounding some lost property, intervening in a minor conflict between students, providing advice to a troubled student, and teaching a block of instruction on law to a class. First and foremost our SRO's are trained and stand at ready to defend every student and faculty member from any and all threats to their well being by all legal means available.
Serving the students and staff of the Bowie Independent School District are Lieutenant Bob Blackburn, Corporal Andrew Poole, Officer Paul Magers and Officer Scott Hudson.