School Resource Officers

The Defiance Police Department takes the safety and welfare of our children and our schools very seriously. Our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and schools has facilitated the position of a full time School Resource Officer (SRO). Officers that are assigned to the Defiance Police Department SRO program are trained and certified as School Resource Officers. The role of the School Resource Officer is to foster a safe learning environment for students and staff while fostering an environment of trust, respect, understanding, and mutual benefit for all students, staff, and the families of the schools located in the City of Defiance.

Patrolmen Frank Herbert and Mark Janowiecki are the current School Resource Officers. Patrolmen Herbert and Janowiecki have both served on the Defiance Police Department since 2012. Both patrolmen were assigned as SRO in May of 2021.