School Resource Officers Protect Cullman County’s Youngest Citizens


CULLMAN – School Resource Officers are the individuals who protect children when their parents are unable to be around. Not only do they protect students and faculty at every school in Cullman County, but the are also trained to be teachers and counselors. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has an excellent selection of these Officers who go beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. 

School Resource Officers have the opportunity to build relationships with children and teenagers and give them a realistic perception of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry explains their role, “We are very fortunate to have an SRO in every school in Cullman County. Because they take a proactive approach to law enforcement by educating students on the law and also the dangers of drugs. SROs are not just deputies but they also serve as protectors, role models, and educators by helping students with things that come up in their everyday lives.”

Every Cullman County School’s Resource Officer is a deputy. They are also Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training Certified. 

These officers police school grounds and ensure the safety of students and faculty. Thanks to them Cullman County Schools are kept secure throughout the school year.