School Resource Officer (SRO)

Deputy Rebecca Kane: rkane@yorkcsd.org

Phone: (585) 243-1730 ext. 2240

About Myself:

While growing up I was raised on a small dairy farm in the Leicester/Perry area. I attended the Perry Central School district and was active in sports playing Soccer, Basketball and I ran Track. I went on to play Soccer and Basketball while I received my Associates Degree at Monroe Community College in Liberal Arts. After graduating from M.C.C I transferred to the State University of New York at Geneseo where I received my Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a NYS Coaching certification. While at SUNY Geneseo I continued to participate in both Soccer and Basketball. As a student at SUNY Geneseo I did an internship with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. After my internship I became very interested in becoming a road patrol deputy. After graduating SUNY Geneseo in 2003 I went to the Monroe County Police Academy at Monroe Community College. After completing the Monroe County Police Academy I was hired by the Perry Police Department. While employed at the Perry Police Department I was the School Resource Officer for the Perry Central School District for approximately 2 years. In 2005 I began employment with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and have been employed there for 7 years.

I currently reside in the Leicester area with my husband and daughter. I truly enjoy working with children and have a vested interest in the safety and security of the children, staff and community in the York Central school District. I am glad to have this opportunity to be a part of the York Golden Knights Family.

Why am I here?

Sometimes a police presence is misinterpreted as a sign that schools are unsafe. A school is simply an extension of the overall community. My responsibility as the York SRO is to maintain the safety and welfare of every student and staff member. The school community provides excellent opportunities for law enforcement officers to interact with young people. Another reason why I am here is to build relationships with children outside of the traditional area of law enforcement. The daily interactions with students serves to reduce stereotypical views of police officers and provides a more proactive and positive approach to juvenile crime reduction within the community. The SRO program here at York provides a credible source of positive community modeling for youth, particularly in areas of citizenship, decision-making skills, and assuming responsibility for the consequences of one's own actions.

School Resource Officer