The School Resource Officer program provides a Deputy Sheriff as a School Resource Officer in elementary, middle and high schools within Carteret County. There are currently seven School Resource Officers. Elementary School Resource Officers utilize the D.A.R.E. Program.
School Resource Officers become a role model to the students and also act as a crime deterrent. The one-on-one relationship between the students and the officers allows problems to be solved before they escalate beyond control. They also work in conjunction with school officials to maintain a safe and orderly environment at the school.