COVID-19 Response

The City of Grand Forks is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For up to date info from the City regarding COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 City Updates page.  For those looking for assistance in this difficult time visit our COVID-19 Resources page.  City offices are closed to the public but open for business.  Find out more at our Virtual City Hall.

School Resource Officers:

This program started in the late 1990's with an officer assigned to each high school. Our program now consists of 5 officers. One in each high school and one in each of the middle schools. 

SRO’s are instrumental in developing and implementing school safety and lockdown procedures. We work side by side with Grand Forks Public Schools to enhance the safety and security of our students. All of these activities are guided by the triad concept of school policing – Law Enforcement Officer, Informal Counselor and Instructor.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school resource officer using the contact information listed below.

Cpl. Jason Kaiser 


Central High School
Cpl. Jason Kaiser 701-740-7853

 Cpl. Bethany Skari

  Red River High School

Cpl. Beth Skari 701-740-6759
*Response to Community High School is managed by both Cpl. Kaiser and Cpl.Skari

 Drees SRO

   Valley Middle School

Cpl. Jordan Drees 701-787-8000

 Cpl. Jessica Thorlacius


South Middle School
Cpl. Jessica Thorlacius 701-787-8000

 Farmer SRO


Schroeder Middle School
Cpl. Jay Farmer 701-787-8000

 Sgt. Duane Simon

  Supervisor for all SROs

Sgt. Duane Simon 701-787-8085

School District Contact about SRO’s
Assistant Superintendent Jody Thompson


Listed below are a number of duties an SRO will encounter on a regular basis:

  • Enforce criminal and traffic laws at school campuses
  • Conduct classroom and community presentations on a variety of police subjects
  • Build police-student rapport through informal, non-enforcement contacts and activities
  • Use police experience and training to improve school safety and security, in close cooperation with school administrators and faculty
  • Attend after-school events and activities, like dances and sporting events
  • Act as a school building liaison for residents in campus neighborhoods, addressing safety, traffic and crime concerns
  • Teach 7th grade Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is an effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. Act as a law enforcement liaison with the schools, assisting with communication, crime prevention and criminal investigations on issues that may happen outside normal school hours.

Additional Resources:

Grand Forks Public Schools

i-Safe Inc- Internet Safety Education

Netsmartz- Internet Safety Education

G.R.E.A.T. – Gang Resistance Education and Training

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