As special 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.
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.
Congratulations KCSD Academy Class 16-02!
Left to Right: Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch; KCS BoE Chair Patti Bounds; Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen; The members of Class 1602.