School Resource Officers & DARE

The School Resource Officer Program is a vital entity of the Burlington Police Department. The SROs are certified law enforcement officers who are permanently assigned to the schools. School Resource Officers (SROs) are assigned in the elementary, middle, and high schools as well as the Career and Technical Education Center in the corporate limits of Burlington. For more information, contact Sgt. Justin Jolly. They act as a comprehensive resource to the school; they are specifically trained to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer, law-related counselor, and law-related teacher. SRO’s encourage students to take an active part in keeping their schools safe.  The Campus Crimestoppers Program is designed to offer students a tool, enabling them to report crimes and remain anonymous. Most School Resource Officers also participate in the DARE program.


D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids make safe and responsible choices. DARE Burlington Inc. is comprised of a group of community volunteers who serve on its boards. Board volunteers come from various backgrounds, such as business owners, community leaders, parents, school administrators, and current DARE officers. The purpose of the D.A.R.E. Board is to advise and support the DARE officers of the Burlington Police Department in their daily duties of promoting anti-drug use and violence prevention. 

The Burlington Police Department is very proud to offer a two-tier curriculum known as Keepin' It REAL in ten of our city schools, both public and non-public: The Burlington School, Burlington Christian Academy, Blessed Sacrament, Newlin Elementary, Eastlawn, Andrews, Hillcrest, Highland, Grove Park, and Smith. For more information, contact Officer Carlos Gonzalez.DARE Graduation

  1. Middle School Basketball Classic
  2. DARE Days in the Park
  3. Golf Tournament Fundraiser
  4. Parent Resources

Basketball Tournament

Every year the DARE program hosts a basketball tournament fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each night and all proceeds go to the school's athletic program. These kids are excellent players and every game is exciting! The two championship games are broadcast on WBAG 1150AM. 

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