What is the SRO Challenge?
The SRO Challenge Coin program was created by the School Resource Officers of the Surprise Police Department as a way to connect with local high school students. The SRO Challenge Coin Program concept comes from the military tradition of carrying coins that symbolize camaraderie, unity and pride. ThVe program is designed to challenge students to make positive decisions and to become role models for others. The challenge requires selected students to embody the following values:
Commitment - Honor - Respect - Integrity - Loyalty
Participating students receive a challenge coin to carry at all times. The coin serves as a physical reminder of the challenge they have accepted. Each coin bears unique symbols and mottos representative of their individual schools. The coin represents the Surprise Police Department’s commitment to Community Policing and the partnership with the schools in our community in an effort to make a difference in the lives of their students.
With assistance from individuals and businesses that sponsored the initial set up of this program, 260 coins were able to be designed and purchased. The initial plan is to provide each of the three high schools with 100 coins to start the program at the beginning of the next school year. The goal is to develop and grow the program to support more high school students and eventually take the Challenge to 7th and 8th grade students.
For more information about the SRO Challenge Coin program or to participate as a sponsor, please call Ofc. Wendy Klarkowski at 623-222-4385
Click on the button below to hear a message from Shadow Ridge High School Senior Elizabeth Moore.
Elizabeth recorded this message as a part of a
video presentation at the launch of the SRO Challenge at Seville School in Phoenix, on January 23, 2015.
Elizabeth speaks to her experience in the SRO Challenge, and she challenges the listeners to accept the challenge as well.
Our Vision for the program
Our vision is that the program will be successful on both the High School level, and middle school students (7th & 8th graders).
It is our hope that this program will be adopted by School Resources Officers from across the country.
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