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 an OPEN SOLICITATION (for use outside the annual solicitation application period of January/February) to request a state-funded SRO for schools that do not have an SRO and have not had 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.
Links & Resources
SRO Program Open Solicitation for use outside annual solicitation period:
- 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 2023-2024 Awards for period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024: