Moore County Schools Police
The Moore County Schools Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency comprised of 16 certified law enforcement professionals. We are one of only two school systems in North Carolina to have our own police department, the other being Mecklenburg County. Our officers provide law enforcement and police services to the 23 schools, school grounds and areas adjacent to the schools. We are tasked with investigating allegations of criminal incidents per police department policies and procedures and have the full power of arrest on school property. We enforce state and local laws and make appropriate referrals to juvenile authorities or other governmental agencies. We also have the 2nd Chance Program that allows us to refer first time offenders in lieu of court. This program requires the student and his or her parents commit to a contract that requires a written essay, lectures from law enforcement personnel on making better choices, and some community service.
One of the most rewarding aspect about our police force is our ability to be on campus with students every day. Our officers get to know the students and their families, and are better able to build positive relationships that help prevent juvenile delinquency. It also allows us to take a more proactive approach to law enforcement as opposed to always just reacting to situations. We maintain a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide a safe school environment. We assist in the development and implementation of emergency crisis planning and provide training for school personnel. We strive to be positive role models for students. Moore County Schools Police is a past recipient of the National Exemplary School Safety Award, awarded by the School Safety Advocacy Council.