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School Resource Officer Program

The School Resource Officer program (SRO) is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer within the educational environment. The officer, while in school, is involved in a variety of functions aimed at prevention. Besides being an active high profile law enforcement officer, the SRO is a resource for students, parents, teachers and administration regarding law issues. Another duty for the SRO is being a link to other service agencies which provide preventive and counseling services with the school district. Working hand in hand with the Principal in each school, the SRO assists with finding solutions to problems affecting school children of today.

While you may have a concern whether an officer is needed in the school, an officer in the school is not a required necessity. Any time an officer is in an area, that officer's presence alone will usually deter behavior not normally accepted by society.

Both Fullerton School Districts and the Fullerton Police Department, are working together to confront problems our students must face now. By addressing these issues together and proactively we become increasingly effective. An SRO, if utilized correctly, should be the first line of defense against gangs, drugs, alcohol and violence in our schools.

The Fullerton Police Department has three school resource officers. Three officers are assigned to liaison with the Fullerton Joint Union High School District and the Fullerton Elementary School District. Here are your school resource officers and their contact information.

Fullerton High School, Nicolas JHS 
Officer Alan Valdiserri (714) 773-5703 or avaldiserri@fullertonpd.org

Sunny Hills High School, Parks JHS 
Officer Brian Hagopian (714) 738-5322 or bhagopian@fullertonpd.org  

Troy High School, La Vista High School, La Sierra High School, Access Academy and SARB, Ladera Vista JHS
Corporal Tim Kandler (714) 738-3156 or tkandler@fullertonpd.org


Juvenile Court System

The school resource officers investigate a large variety of juvenile delinquency or criminal cases involving juveniles in the school setting. These crimes, if committed by an adult, would be considered crimes. These cases are investigated objectively and then referred to the Orange County Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court has a broad authority in juvenile delinquency cases. The court can order children confined in locked facilities, such as detention halls, ranches, and the California Youth Authority. Whenever the court decides to remove a child from his or her home, placement and responsibility for that child is given to a governmental agency. In delinquency and status offense cases, that agency in Orange County is the Orange County Probation Department.

The location of the Orange County Juvenile Court is:

Lamoreaux Justice Center
341 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868

General Information (714) 935-6420

Additional information and brochures regarding the Orange County Juvenile Court may be obtained from their website: www.occourts.org

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