The School Resource Officer program is offered in cooperation with Roanoke County Schools, with 10 SROs permanently assigned to Cave Spring Middle and High Schools, Glenvar Middle and High Schools, Hidden Valley Middle and High Schools, Northside Middle and High Schools, and William Byrd Middle and High Schools, and the Burton Center for Arts and Technology. The SROs also assist at elementary schools with law-related incidents or programs.
SROs provide classroom instruction on law enforcement topics and the Virginia Rules Program, an expansion of the Class Action program offered from the Virginia Attorney General's Office. SROs hold classroom presentations in the high schools and middle schools. conduct classroom observations and special events at schools, and hold conferences with students, staff and parents.
(Challenging Opportunities for Police and Students)
C.O.P.S. Camp (Challenging Opportunities for Police and Students) is a week-long overnight camp program organized by the School Resource Officers and held at Camp Roanoke. This camp is for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and is largely funded by private donations. C.O.P.S. Camp would not be possible without the support of Roanoke County Schools and the Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism. Activities include programs about traffic safety, healthy lifestyles, and good citizenship. Outdoor activities include a high ropes course, archery, hiking, swimming, canoeing and team-building exercises.