The philosophy of the School Resource Officer program is to have a police officer fulfill specific different roles to achieve a desired outcome: Teacher, Counsellor, and Law Enforcement Officer.
The SRO is placed within the educational environment and is involved in a variety of functions mostly aimed at prevention and education.
The SRO Reviews all cases involving students and helps to determine the best course of action to prevent an undesirable action from reoccurring. The SRO is not the school disciplinarian. With a high profile presence in the school, the SRO is easily recognizable and is an approachable resource for students.
The current School Resource Officer is Constable Rebeeca Heighton who is assigned to the North Nova Educational Centre, New Glasgow Junior High School, Trenton Middle School as well as the Adult High School located in New Glasgow .