School Resource Officers
Cortland Police has an officer assigned to Lakeview Schools as a School Resource Officer (SRO.) SRO Jason Smith has been assigned to the schools since 2006 and has received advanced training; certified to be school resource officer. SRO Smith maintains a presence in the school to enhance security while also providing valuable resources to the students, teachers, and administration. We are fortunate to have a good relationship with Lakeview Local Schools which has allowed the SRO program to be successful. While in the schools the officer will conduct safety checks, participate in safety drills or simply walk the halls and get to know the students. This is also important to help develop positive relationships with the students, so they feel comfortable talking to the police if they need. If you would like to know more about SRO Smith, feel free to contact him here. During summer months, or when school is on break, the SRO conducts patrols and answer calls for service also.