School Resource Officers

The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is responsible for ensuring our educational facilities are safe and secure resulting in a wholesome learning environment for our youth. School Resource Officers conduct classroom instruction, investigate law enforcement issues, and build student/parent relationships through involvement in extra-curricular activities while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the Olathe District Schools.

The SROs conduct classroom instruction on law enforcement related topics.  They enforce and investigate criminal and traffic violations on and near school campuses and provide assistance and support to the school administration, school staff, parents, and students.

Staffing Levels:

One Sergeant

Four High School SROs

Five Junior High SROs

One K-9 Officer and K-9 “Nela”

 
SRO Hotline: (913) 780-7777 (Available in Spanish)
The Hotline is for criminal information involving the schools.

 

School Crossing Guard Hotline: 913-971-6539

  SRO Direct Switchboard
Olathe East High School (913) 780-7801 (913) 780-7120
Olathe North High School (913) 780-7843 (913) 780-7140
Olathe South High School (913) 780-7871 (913) 780-7160
Olathe Northwest High School (913) 780-7112 (913) 780-7150
California Trail Junior High (913) 780-7195 (913) 780-7220
Prairie Trail Junior High (913) 780-7285 (913) 780-7280
Chisholm Trail Junior High (913) 780-7247 (913) 780-7240
Frontier Trail Junior High (913) 780-7204 (913) 780-7210
Indian Trail Junior High (913) 780-7239 (913) 780-7230
Oregon Trail Junior High (913) 780-7259 (913) 780-7250
Pioneer Trail Junior High (913) 780-7956 (913) 780-7270
Santa Fe Trail Junior High (913) 780-7299 (913) 780-7290
Mission Trail Junior High (913) 780-7265 (913) 780-7260

 

School Resource Officer K-9 Program

The School Resource Officer K-9 program was started in 2007, providing a passive-alert narcotics detection Labrador Retriever assigned to a School Resource Officer. The program provides a highly visible drug deterrent for the Olathe Secondary schools. The program also is utilized at the Elementary Schools, to provide a positive interaction with elementary students through classroom demonstrations.

The program provides the City of Olathe and the Olathe School District one of the few dedicated narcotics detection canine units assigned to a School Resource Officer program in the United States.  It contributes to a safer learning environment for students and staff through visibility and deterrence.  Since the inception of the program in 2007, the program averages over 200 narcotic sniffs and 70 classroom demonstrations each year for the Olathe School District.

The team includes Senior Police Officer Joel Flachsbarth and Police Service Dog K-9 Nela.