School Safety Remains a Top Priority for Woodburn Police and School District

Learn more about the Woodburn Police School Resource Officer Program, and their role in facilitating safe school environments that foster and support our youth

Recent events nationwide have brought school safety to the social and political forefront. At the Woodburn Police Department (WPD), our School Resource Officer (SRO) team works closely with the Woodburn School District in a number of ways to make school safety a top priority.

WPD has two SROs: Jake Stout is assigned to Woodburn High School and Jorge Gaspar splits time between Valor and French Prairie Middle Schools. He also assists the elementary schools as needed, for education and mentoring.

These officers are an integral part of the schools, engaging daily with district administration, individual school staff and students. This relationship makes them part of the fabric of our schools.

Woodburn SROs serve many together needs beyond specific calls for service. They are part of the school system’s safety and threat assessment teams, helping to plan for the school’s safety into the future.

Other ways SROs engage and serve the safety interests of Woodburn youth and families:

  • Mentoring
  • Home visits
  • Daily check in with students
  • Attendance and student behavior management
  • Bullying intervention
  • Anti-bullying, cyber, personal and dating safety, and drug awareness education
  • Work with Marion County Juvenile Department
  • Work with DHS & Youth Services Team
  • Provide educational speeches to students district wide on various topics
  • Conduct private/charter school trainings
  • Resource referrals
  • Lunch buddy program

If you have questions or want to reach out directly to your child’s SRO, please contact the WPD at 503-982-2345. We’d love to hear from you.

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