The School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) is tasked with providing law enforcement services and mentoring capabilities to the students of Tift County. Both of the high school campuses and the middle school have School Resource Officers assigned on a full-time basis.
In addition to acting as the enforcer of the law, the SRO is also looked upon as a mentor to the students. This close interaction with students helps to create a more positive attitude towards police officers in our community.
Eighth Street Middle School is thankful for our Resource Officer: Jill Merritt.