Falfurrias Police Department Press Releases
- School Resource
The School Resource Officer program (SRO) is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer with 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 enforcement issues. Working hand in hand with the Principal, the SRO assists with finding solutions to problems affecting students.
The basic duties of the SRO includes investigating crimes that occur within the school and on school property, creating a positive role model for students, creating a link between law enforcement and the students, and being a resource for parents, staff, administration, and students in regards to law enforcement and community problems.
At this time, Falfurrias Police Department has one SRO officer that works at the Falfurrias High School for the Brooks County Independent School District.
- Operation Stone Garden
Operations Stone Garden is an operation funded through a federal grant. Falfurrias Police Department is a sub-recipient of the Kennedy County OPSG award. OPSG enhances the Falfurrias Police Department’s capability to detect, prevent, and deter terrorist weapons of mass effect, transnational gangs, smuggling of contraband and human trafficking. These efforts will reduce crime in the community and ultimately improve the quality of life for the residents of the City of Falfurrias. Officers performing duties under this operation will enhance border security, supporting the DRS mission and the National Border Patrol Strategy; however the Falfurrias Police Department will not be involved in immigration enforcement.