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School Resource and School Safe Zone Officers

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AN5I9613The Montclair Police Department works in conjunction with Chaffey Joint Union High School District and Ontario-Montclair School District to provide specialized law enforcement services on and around Montclair High School and local elementary and middle school campuses. These Officers strive to ensure a safe learning environment; provide valuable resources to school staff, teachers, and youth to prevent and solve problems within the school and community; and foster positive relationships between youth, school administration, and Police Officers. To the extent possible, the Officers maintain a physical presence on campus during regularly scheduled school days and hours. 

Through random patrol and their on-campus presence, the School Safe Zone and School Resource Officers strive to:

  • Maintain a crime-free zone on and around each school campus.
  • Provide a consistent and timely response to calls for assistance from the school or concerning students.
  • Provide a consistent liaison for the school administration on law enforcement matters.
  • Provide resources and materials necessary for classroom presentations on law enforcement matters to create a better understanding between students and law enforcement.
  • Maintain a physical presence on campus during regularly scheduled school hours.
  • Facilitate conflict mediation for school administrators and students.

While on campus, the role of the officers is to:

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  • Act as a positive role model for students.
  • Facilitate a positive and interactive student/law enforcement relationship.
  • Maintain a proactive stance toward crime prevention and order maintenance.
  • Act as first responder to criminal conduct or order maintenance issues occurring on or about the school campuses.
  • Within the confines of the law, act as information resource for school administrators on matters of mutual concern.