If you are a citizen of the local school district or planning a move to the area, please be assured we are doing our best in providing safety for our students. The Mountain Home Police Department and the Mountain Home School District enjoy a long-standing partnership in providing an excellent school resource officer program.
The program's success is primarily obtained by utilizing a triad approach of teaching, counseling, and law enforcement. The basics of the program were tailored after recommendations received during training provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The Comprehensive School Safety Leadership Initiative was completed by attendance at the School Resource Officer Leadership Program, Safe Schools Interagency Team Planning Program, and Chief Executive Officer Safe Schools Forum as required by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The initiative is a comprehensive interagency strategy designed to assist communities in focusing leadership and resources on the issues related to creating and maintaining a safe school environment by achieving the following goals.
Providing safety factors through proactive programs is a way to minimize the effects of the risks our youth may be exposed to. According to information provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, crimes committed by youth begin a sharp rise around 13 to 15 years of age and peak at 19 years of age.
In an effort to suppress juvenile crime in the community, provide a safe learning environment, and prevent school based violence, 3 school resource officers are strategically located in the local school district. Officers present the following programs in an effort to obtain our goals.
Internet Safety----Smart Choices Better Chances----Crisis Prevention Intervention----After School Program----- Junior Police Academy----Active Shooter Response Training----Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)----Government Classes for 4th Amendment Issues----DWI/ DUI Awareness Classes----Self Defense for Female Students----Paint Ball Competition----Student Ambassadors For Everyone (SAFE)----Tobacco Education Group (TEG)----Security for School and School Events