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School Resource Officer Program


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.

For the SFY2022-23 State-Funded School Resource Officer Program solicitation, the application process consists of two parts:

School Districts: Part 1 (Appendix A of the solicitation) is a one page form that is completed by the school district and forwarded to both and the law enforcement agencies that are providing state-funded SROs to the school district. School districts should follow the guidelines in the solicitation in completing and submitting Part 1 (Appendix A). Districts are encouraged to provide their law enforcement partners a signed copy of Appendix A no later than January 31, 2022 in order for the law enforcement agencies to meet the requirements of completing Part 2 of the application process. No further action is required from the school district after submission of Part 1 (Appendix A). School districts do not register in SCDPS Grants.

Law Enforcement Agencies: Part 2 is completed by the law enforcement agency via the SCDPS web-based application tool, SCDPS Grants, located at The deadline for new user registration requests is Friday, February 18, 2022, and the application deadline for submission is Friday, February 25, 2022.

Please review the below SRO Program Solicitation and links for additional information.