School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit

The Longview Police Department's School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is a Specialty Unit that operates under the Operations Support Bureau. The Unit is composed of one sergeant, Mark Alford, who supervises the daily operations of the unit, and six officers.

Officers are currently assigned to campuses within the Longview, Pine Tree and Spring Hill School Districts. School resource officers are assigned to:
  • Longview High School - Officer Craig Martin
  • Forest Park Magnet School of Global Studies - Officer Jose Montalvo
  • Foster Middle School - Officer Robert Brian
  • Pine Tree High School - Officer Josh Marrs
  • Pine Tree Junior High School - Officer Brian Bankston
  • Spring Hill High School - Officer Roger Askew
The goals of school resource officers are:
  • To bridge the gap between police officers and young people and increase positive attitudes towards law enforcement
  • Teach the value of the legal system
  • Promote respect for people and property
  • Reduce juvenile crime by helping students formulate an awareness of rules, authority and justice
  • To take a personal interest in students and their activities
  • To allow students access to the legal system
  • Teach students how to avoid becoming a victim through self awareness and crime prevention