The New Brighton Department of Public Safety currently has three police officers that are assigned as School Resource Officers or SROs. They are typically assigned to this role for up to five years. Not only do they serve as police officers, but they are also mentors, informal counselors, and teachers. During a typical day, an SRO can be doing anything from teaching a class on drug awareness, investigating a crime involving a student, or speaking with a child that is having problems at home.
The School Resources are currently assigned to Irondale High School, Highview Middle School, Bel Aire Elementary School, Sunnyside Elementary School, and the Pike Lake Kindergarten Center.