School Resource Officer Unit

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Unit falls under the command and leadership of Major Joe Perkins. The SRO Unit is part of the Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Division, and is supervised by 1st Lieutenant Eric Silveus.

Since January of 2017, Sheriff Ron Freeman has continued to add deputies to the SRO Unit bringing the total number of SRO’s to 34 Deputies, 3 Sergeants, and 1 school K9. Sheriff Freeman, along with his command staff, continue to work seamlessly with the Forsyth County Board of Education and the Forsyth County Schools’ Department of School Safety to ensure the safety of our most valuable treasures, our children.

As Forsyth County grows, Sheriff Freeman will continue to expand the SRO Unit to ensure an SRO is assigned to every school campus. Currently, our SRO’s are tasked with protecting over 51,000 students, teachers and administrators spread-out over 40 school campuses.

The individual SRO is tasked with providing a direct service to their school. This service includes traditional law enforcement duties as well as conducting criminal investigations when needed. The individual SRO also takes part in classroom presentations, student and parent conferences as well as many other school-related functions and activities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Office SRO Unit, please contact 1st Lieutenant Eric Silveus at

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