Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Welcome Back SRO Cheryl Womack

We’d like to welcome back Cheryl Womack to the Southlake Police Department’s School Resource Officer program (SRO). SRO Womack will be returning to Carroll ISD’s Johnson Elementary School on Tuesday, October 11, after a brief absence.

SRO Womack is looking forward to being reunited with her former students and meeting new students. “I really enjoy making a positive impact on students at the elementary school level. They are so eager to learn and do well in school and I am proud to be a part of that process,” said SRO Womack.

SRO Womack has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years. She holds a Master Peace Officer certification, Firearms Instructor certification, TCOLE Instructor certification, Crisis Negotiator certification, as well as being the recipient of several awards during her career as a police officer.

SROs have become a welcomed fixture on every CISD campus. They work in partnership with the Carroll Independent School District’s (CISD) staff, teachers, and parents, and their presence allows students and teachers to learn and teach in a safe environment. In addition to providing safety and security, SROs look for ways to build positive relationships with students and to help reinforce good behavior. The SRO program assists with student development by allowing SROs to fully engage students in learning about problem solving, life skills and crime prevention measures. Some of the specific topics include: age-appropriate cell phone use and safety, cyber-bullying, online computer safety and much more.

All Southlake School Resource Officers are experienced police officers. In addition to general law enforcement training, they receive specialized training before becoming an SRO. This training includes but is not limited to: instruction in Juvenile Law, Autism Awareness, Sexual Assault and Family Violence, Active Shooter Training, and other related courses.

If you would like to know more about our SRO program, feel free to talk with the SRO at your child’s school or contact the SRO supervisor, Sergeant John Stokes at jstokes@ci.southlake.tx.us.