The Bryant Police School Resource Officer (SRO)
The Bryant Police School Resource Officer (SRO) is a collaborated effort between the Bryant Police Department and the Bryant School District. The Vision of the Bryant Police SRO is to support the need for safe schools and a safe learning environment for students and staff of the Bryant School District.
Our mission to support this need is accomplished by enhancing education to the students, parents and faculty with regards to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug issues, violence diffusion, violence prevention, crime prevention, and safety issues in the school community.
Gather information regarding potential problems such as criminal activity, gang activity, student unrest, and identify particular individuals who may be a disruptive influence to the school and/or students, working with the Bryant School District to resolve the situation.
Also to take steps appropriate and consistent with a law enforcement officer’s duty when a crime occurs. Keeping this in mind, our goal is not to “criminalize” students, but acting in the spirit of the law, refer students and their families to the appropriate agencies for assistance when a need is otherwise determined. For more information contact the Bryant Police Department at (501) 943-0943.
Bryant Police K9
The Bryant Police K9 Program began in 2002 and is still active today. The role of the K9’s in our community increases at a rapid pace. Bryant Police Department’s current K9 team is K9 “Dutch” and his handler Officer Mark Kling, K9 "Enzo" and K9 "Mya" who's handler is Officer Chad Winkler. Our K9's are Belgian Malinois trained to perform multiple task. They are trained to detect narcotics, article recovery, tracking, and patrol situations. They have made several public appearances to educate the community on the many uses of K9’s in law enforcement. All of our K9's has become a valuable resource to the Police Department and has played a big part in keeping your community safe.
K9 training is an ongoing process. K9’s, like many of your family pets, give everything they have. Each K9 receives different toys for different tasks and that is their “paycheck” for serving day in and day out. Dutch and Mya along with K9’s across the nation, play a more vital role in law enforcement than ever before. For more information contact the Bryant Police Department at (501) 943-0943.