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School Resource Unit

The School Resource Unit involves the assignment of carefully selected and specially trained law enforcement officers to work directly in public schools in Pickens County. This program has been implemented in full cooperation with the Pickens County School District. School Resource Officers take a community policing approach practiced in a school environment. The one to one concept is recommended for maximum benefit to the school. We have officers assigned to two middle schools, one high school, and the Career and Technology Center. The selection of the School Resource Officer is normally based on an officer's experience and an interest in helping children. The exclusive focus on the physical and social territory of the school is an important aspect of the School Resource Officer concept. The School Resource Officer is familiar with the physical layout of the school and is aware of who belongs on school property and who does not. Pickens County School Resource Officer's wear a uniform and weapon while on duty in the school to reinforce his or her role as a Deputy Sheriff.

Investigations Special Victims Unit Victim Services
School Resource Forensics Special Operations
Community Action Team Aviation Unit Marine Unit