Working with the Olympia School District #16
The McLean County Sheriff’s Office is proud to be able to participate with Olympia School District #16 by providing a school resource officer (SRO).
In September of 2022, Deputy Ben Zehr began his full-time duties as the SRO for the school district. The School Resource Officer Program is a cooperative effort to the reduction and prevention of school-related violence and crime committed by juveniles and young adults. In addition, we hope the program will build a more positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the youth of our community.
Some of the responsibilities of the SRO Program include the following topics:
- Conduct criminal investigations that occur on campus and take enforcement action when appropriate
- Coordinating investigative procedures between the Sheriff’s Office and school administrators
- General campus security at OHS, OMS, and Olympia North schools
- Providing information about law enforcement topics to both students and staff
- Traffic enforcement
For More Information
If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please email Deputy Zehr or call him at (309) 379-5911 ext. 9187.