School Resource   
The School Resource Officer's (SRO's) have offices located inside the Middle Schools and Junior Highs as well as the High School.  The Primary Functions of the School Resource Officers is to be visible inside the schools in our district and to build relationships and trust between Police Officers, Students and Teachers.  The SRO's teach classes in the district to students Kindergarten through 12th grade and also assist with teacher in-service training with emphasis on Drug Recognition, School Lock Downs and Evacuation training.

School Resource Officers


Sgt. Frank Petray (supervisor)


Officer Brent Farley

  • Van Buren High School (SRO's Office)

  • Career Center

  • Adult Education


Officer George Edelen

  • Butterfield Middle School (SRO's Office)

Cpl. Heather Hoffsommer

  • Learning Center

  • Career Center

Cpl. Chase Decroo

  • King Elementary

Cpl. Stephen Lawrence

  • Coleman Freshman Academy (SRO's Office)

Cpl. Nick Harvey

  • Central Elementary

Ofc. Erin Faulkenberry

  • Parkview Elementary

Cpl. Dewayne Richesin

  • Northridge Middle School

Ofc. Megan Slayton

  • Rena Elementary

Cpl. David Passen

  • City Heights Elementary


Crawford County Sheriff's Department

  • Tate Elementary

To contact a School Resource Officer via email, click his/her name or contact the Van Buren Police Department at 479-474-1234.