School Resource Officers (SROs) are police officers that are assigned full-time to a specific school. They are a steady presence of authority and an inspiration to the children. The presence of School Resource Officers deters unacceptable behavior and gives the children guidance. The officers are active with the children providing interactive programs such as DFYIT (Drug Free Youth in Texas) and Campus Crime Stoppers.
The city of Grand Prairie and the Grand Prairie Independent School District share the cost of maintaining this type of police presence on school campuses, along with grant money. When possible, any and all police activity on the campus is handled by the officer assigned to it.