School Resource Officer
Officer James Banner
Officer James Banner of the Florida Atlantic University Police Department brings his significant experience in law enforcement to the Alexander D. Henderson University School and Florida Atlantic University High School as the School Resource Officer (SRO). The purpose and mission of the Florida Atlantic University Police Department School Resource Officer is the commitment our agency has to children.
Alexander D. Henderson University School and FAU High School is a public school district functioning as a laboratory school located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. There are approximately 950 students in grades K-12 that attend.
Officer Banner is collaborating with school officials to create a Cyber Safety and Anti-Cyber Bullying Educational Campaign focused on the middle school and high school students. As School Resource Officer, he plays a critical part of the Crisis Control Response Plan and also serves on the School Emergency Response Team (SERT) advising on all emergency response plans and evacuation plans for the schools.
Officer Banner works closely with educators to develop plans to prevent or reduce dangerous situations in our schools by the facilitation of campus safety, security technology and the Violence Intervention Techniques and Language (VITAL) Program. The Vital Program is an initiative of the School District of Palm Beach County Police Department in order to train staff members in control procedures and defensive strategies to help promote and insure a safe school environment. Officer Banner serves as a role model with good communication skills to convey the correct messages to our young people.