The Harnett County Sheriff's Office currently has Ten School Resource Officers (SRO's). A SRO is located at each high school and middle school in Harnett County. The School Resource Officer program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the schools. The officer, while in school, is involved in a variety of functions. Besides being an active high-profile law enforcement officer, the SRO is a resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators regarding law issues. In addition, SRO's also staff after-school events. Another duty for the SRO is being a link to other service agencies that provide preventive and counseling services within the school district. Working with the Principal in each school, the SRO assists with finding solutions to problems affecting school age children. The situations that exist in our communities also exist within our schools. Harnett County believes that SRO's are the school's first line of defense against violence, drugs, and alcohol. In the past, schools and law enforcement officials did not interact unless one called the other. With the SRO program in place, both law enforcement and school administration work together to improve our schools. The SRO program succeeds in Harnett County because every day the Deputies that are in the schools make it their goal to provide a safe and secure learning environment.

Supervisor/Lafayette ES Sgt. M. Hayes: 919-552-4353 ext: 304

Coats-Erwin MS Deputy B. Ellis: 910-230-0300

Harnett Central HS Deputy K. Dawson: 919-639-6161

Harnett Central MS / North Harnett PS Deputy W. Eason: 919-639-6000

Overhills MS / Overhills ES / South Harnett ES Deputy J. Nichols: 910-436-0009

Overhills HS / Anderson Creek PS Deputy Cpl. B. Hayes: 910-436-1436 ext: 5116

Highland MS Deputy J. Howard: 910-498-3331

Triton HS Deputy J. Holbrook: 910-897-8121

Western Harnett MS / Benhaven / Boone Trail /Johnsonville Deputy J. Hemphill: 919-499-4497

Western Harnett HS / Highland ES Deputy M. Ivey: 919-499-5113