The Concord Police Department currently has nine officers assigned as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the high schools, middle schools and an alternative school within the City of Concord.
The SROs are full time police officers whose job is to address law enforcement concerns at their respective schools. The SRO’s work closely with school staff to ensure a safe environment. They also interact with the students and often serve as mentors.
The middle school SROs also teach the G.R.E.A.T. Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training). The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. Prevention is its primary objective, and the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence and gang membership. The G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.
During the school summer break the SRO’s are involved in community based programs directed toward youth.
Officer Doug Buckwell - Central Cabarrus High School SRO
Officer Joe Hough - JM Robinson High School
Officer Michael Quinn - Concord High School
Officer Tracy Parker - CC Griffin Middle School
Officer Kelly Seagraves - Concord Middle School
Officer Matthew Nichols - Harold Winkler Middle School
Officer Rick Smith - JN Fries Middle School
Officer Rick Olomua - Glenn Center