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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department

School Resource Officers

In addition to the three full-time P.O.P. Officers, there are two full-time School Resource Officers assigned exclusively to several schools within the City of Rancho Cordova

The mission of the Rancho Cordova Police Department School Resource Officer Program is to safeguard and improve the quality of life of children, educators, and citizens in the community by developing a partnership with schools and other resources.

It is estimated that nearly 200,000 violent crimes occur on school campuses every year and more than 150,000 school days are missed by students because of fear of violence. Every day in this country, 60 educators are assaulted and another 160 are threatened. Between 100,000 and 150,000 weapons are brought to school campuses each year mostly out of fear of violence.

It is the goal of the School Resource Officer to establish and maintain a line of communication and mutual respect between police, students, parents, educators, and members of the community. This will foster an environment in which our children can learn and grow without fear. This goal is an extension of the community-oriented policing philosophy in which the officer is empowered to address situations in the lives of the students on campus with or without referral to the justice system.

The School Resource Officer has many roles at the school they are assigned to. They are first and foremost law enforcement officers who primarily investigate crime on school campuses relating to students at their assigned schools. In addition, they act as a community liaison/problem solver and also as a positive role model to the children at their campuses. They are a link to other community services and remain focused on crime prevention. In addition, the School Resource Officer is committed to providing the public with police services in a fair, impartial, and courteous manner while maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism in all actions.

Through these actions, the School Resource Officer will generate a positive understanding of law enforcement and promote good citizenship through contacts and daily interaction with students, educators, and parents.

The School Resource Officers are primarily in charge of campus security and assisting the school administration with minors who are violating the law.  School Resource Officers also work to enforce "daytime curfew" ordinances and to mediate conflicts between students or between students and their parents.

Schools that are covered by the Rancho Cordova School Resource officers are:

Cordova Gardens
Cordova Lane
Cordova Meadows
Cordova Villa
Mather Heights
Peter J. Shields
Rancho Cordova
Riverview STEM
White Rock
Mills Middle
Mitchell Middle
Cordova High
Kinney High
Walnut Wood High
Mather Youth Academy
Youth Opportunity Program
Adult Education

If you would like to contact one of the School Resource Officers, please contact your school administrator or send an email to