The Roanoke County School Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the school division and the Roanoke County Police Department. This MOU articulates the agreement to establish a School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Roanoke County Police currently employs 10 police officers to provide law enforcement services in our schools. For the coming 2018-2019 school year, the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office has agreed to provide two (2) full-time deputies to serve as SRO deputies, providing additional coverage for our elementary schools. Chief Hall and Sheriff Orange have worked together to work our the details of this additional resource, including communication needs. This brings the total number of SROs in our school to 12.