The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) is charged with the responsibility of the administration of state funds to be utilized by the department for the purpose of hiring certified law enforcement officers to serve as a school resource officer (SRO) for school districts that otherwise would lack the adequate resources to hire their own SROs. The SCDPS Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs (OHSJP) serves as the division that directly administers the SRO Program.
There is currently an OPEN SOLICITATION to request a state-funded SRO for schools that do not have an SRO and do not have funding available for one. School districts must initiate the request by completing APPENDIX A of the solicitation and forwarding it to their law enforcement partner. The law enforcement partner will complete their portion of the application in the SCDPS Grant Management System and are encouraged to view the solicitation workshop presentation here.
The SFY 23-24 State-Funded School Resource Officer Program solicitation and related information for the continued funding of existing state-funded SROs is tentatively set to be posted in January/February of 2023.
Links & Resources
SRO Program Open Solicitation:
- Open Solicitation Document
- Open Solicitation Workshop
- Application Part 1 (To be completed by the School District)
- Application Part 2 (To be completed by the Law Enforcement Partner)
SFY 2022-2023 Awards for period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023: