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    Matt Jensby
    Chief of Police

    p. 316.722.1433
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    10100 W Grady Ave.
    P.O. Box 245
    Maize, KS 67101
     

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officer Triad Model - Teacher, Counselor, Enforcer (MENTOR)

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, the Maize Police Department, in partnership with the Maize School District 266, took over policing of Maize Schools.  Presently the Maize Police Department has two School Resource Officers assigned to each of the district's high schools, Maize High and Maize South High.    While the Maize South Campus resides in the City of Wichita, the Maize and Wichita Police Departments have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which allows Maize Officers to act as "first responders" with full police authority to respond to incidents occurring at any of the schools located on the south campus and assist in investigations.  In addition, all Maize Police Officers, including our School Resource Officers are commissioned as deputies by Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter, allowing Maize Officers to respond to and assist with calls anywhere within Sedgwick County with the same authority as regular sheriff's deputies.

Currently the Maize Police Department has four officers on staff who are certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).  NASRO certified officers are trained under the "triad" concept of school-based policing. The triad concept divides the SRO's responsibilities into three areas: Teacher, Counselor, and Law Enforcement Officer. By training law enforcement to educate, counsel, and protect our school communities, the officers of the Maize Police Department will continue to lead by example and promote a positive image of law enforcement to our youth. This concept is already being utilized in the Maize Police Department's summer youth programs, 911 Camp and CSI Camp, that serve over 200 Maize area kids each summer.

The City and USD 266 BOE acknowledge that School Resource Officers (SROs) promote and enhance the general safety of persons of all ages while at their assigned schools.

The Maize Police Department School Resource Program aims to provide safe learning environments in our schools, provide valuable resources to school staff, foster a positive relationship with our youth, and develop strategies to resolve problems affecting our youth with the goal of protecting every child so they can reach their fullest potential.

Maize School Resource Officers:

National Association of School Resource Officers.

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