School Resource Officer Program

School Resource Officer (SRO) program was implemented in the spring of 1997 as part of the Indio Police Department's focus on better serving the city through Community Oriented Policing. Sergeant Alex Franco oversees the School Resource Program. Specially trained officers have been assigned to Indio’s three high schools; Indio High School, Shadow Hills High School, and Amistad High School. A fourth officer serves Indio’s four middle schools, twelve elementary schools and two private schools. The SRO is a vital member of the school's administrative team, helping to proactively solve problems within the school community. They are an educational resource for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They also provide students with a positive role model, and a balanced view of law enforcement.