Officer Nicolosi SRO Day

ORCSD Recognizes Officer Michael Nicolosi on School Resource Officers Appreciation Day.
Posted on 02/16/2023
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DURHAM -- The Oyster River Cooperative School District wishes to recognize Durham Police Officer Michael Nicolosi on National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, and offer its deepest gratitude for the valuable service he provides to the District and its students.

The National Association of School Resource Officers recognizes those SROs on Feb. 15 each year. A School Resource Officer, or SRO for short, is a full-time law enforcement officer that is trained in school-based, community-oriented policing. SROs serve as protectors, educators and mentors each day. They also serve as liaisons between educators and law enforcement.

Officer Nicolosi is a continuous presence at the Moharimet Elementary School, Mast Way Elementary School, Oyster River Middle School, and Oyster River High School, and is among the District's biggest Bobcat boosters.

School Resource Officers:
- Work with counselors and other student support staff to assist students and to provide services to students involved in situations where referrals to service agencies are necessary.
- Assist in conflict resolution efforts.
- Are visible within the school community. Attend and participate in school functions.
- Build working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
- Give assembly presentations on school safety, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and online safety.
- Initiate interaction with students in the classroom and general areas of the school building.
- Promote the profession of police officer and be a positive role model and increase the visibility and accessibility of police to the school community.

"Every day, Officer Nicolosi builds trust with our students, faculty, and staff" Superintendent James Morse said. "He keeps everyone safe and embraces our vision of treating all with dignity and respect. He is a fantastic resource and role model."