The Parker Police Department is committed to the development and implementation of safety education in the schools throughout the Town of Parker. Through these programs, the department seeks to increase the community's understanding of the impact and effects of safety and security concerns in their schools; Internet / cyber safety; peer pressure, bullying, and teen suicide prevention among students; and prevention of drug and alcohol use.
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer (SRO) works in partnership with Douglas County schools located in Parker. Currently, one SRO is assigned to Legend High School. The SRO teaches classes, informally counsels students, and fosters positive relationships with students and the community. The SRO is a uniformed presence at the school, takes incident and offense reports, investigates crimes that occur on school grounds, and gathers information about potential threats to the schools. The SRO is available to students and their parents to report incidents and/or to offer advice and assistance when needed.
School Marshal Program
The Parker Police Department has been working in partnership with the Douglas County School District for many years ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, and staff. The School Marshal Program (SMP) is another way that the Parker agency works with surrounding law enforcement partners to ensure a safe environment for those in our schools. The School Marshal Officer (SMO) provides law enforcement patrol, crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and emergency response services to the elementary, middle, and contracted charter schools in their jurisdictions.
Youth Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) consists of a strong partnership with the Douglas County School District. Elementary lessons are for 5th and 6th grade to include bullying, Internet safety, and gateway drugs (alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana). Middle schools receive 6 lessons for 7th and 8th grade - two lessons each in relationships, Internet safety, and drugs.