As sworn deputies with the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the division is the primary force protection unit for Knox County Schools charged with the security and safety of staff and students within the district. Also known as the Knox County School Security Division, members are often referred to as SRO's or School Resource Officers.
The unit specializes in rapid response and school protection, committed to Excellence in Service and dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and secure learning environment within all schools. The unit maintains regular and specialized training throughout the calendar year, and with over 100 men and women serving, it is one of the largest dedicated school security forces in Tennessee.
Based on the state's curriculum on Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), recruits must go through an intensive academy and keep up with established threshold standards to maintain continued service.
Congratulations KCSD Academy Class 18-01! Well done!
KCSD Class 18-01 at City County.
2017 Tennessee School Resource Officer Conference
Knox County school officers in attendance at the 2017 TN SRO Conference at Pigeon Forge, TN. This year, the TN SRO Association experienced it's largest attendance in convention history.
WELCOME!"And maybe remind a few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."-Michael Marks