The Concord Police Department currently has 18 officers assigned as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and an alternative school within the City of Concord. Sergeant C. Friguglietti supervises the unit.
These officers are full time police officers whose job is to address law enforcement concerns at their respective schools. Each officer works closely with school staff to ensure a safe environment. They also interact with the students and often serve as mentors.
The middle school school resource officers 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 school resource officers are involved in bicycle patrol and youth-oriented community based programs.