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School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program began in 1994 and was discontinued in May 2005 due to budget constraints. In August 2007, the School Resource Officer program started up again. Officer Brian Foster has been in the SRO position since February 2013.

The primary function of the SRO is to serve as an intervention and prevention officer for all Newton Community School District students. The SRO is also available for parents and school staff that have concerns regarding students. An office is maintained by the SRO at the Newton Senior High School allowing open access for students with law enforcement needs. The School Resource Officer also receives Administrative Referrals from school administrators and, depending on the offense, takes the appropriate action.

The School Resource Officer is involved with various meetings, special projects, presentations, training, and special enforcement efforts throughout the year pertaining to his duties. The SRO is also actively involved with school programs and attends functions where he meets with students and parents.