School Resource Officers

Sergeant Duane Kauffman
(941) 721-2000 x 6118

The Palmetto Police Department School Resource Officer Program has the responsibility of combating crime on a pre-delinquent basis as well as helping our young community understand the functions of law enforcement and the importance of safety. We strive to increase the interaction between law Enforcement and the Students increasing their safety, security, and preventing violence within schools allowing the students to get the best education possible for their future.


We currently employ 3 outstanding School Resource officers at two of our public schools:

Palmetto High School

  • Officer Jason Schroeder

jschroeder@palmettopolice.com

  • Officer Jennifer Moore

jmoore@palmettopolice.com

Palmetto Elementary School

  • Officer Doug Marston

dmarston@palmettopolice.com


We currently have the following schools in our city.

High Schools: Palmetto High School        

Middle Schools: Lincoln Memorial Academy

Elementary:   Palmetto Elementary School

Charter Schools: Palmetto Charter School and Manatee School for the Arts.


We also employ 5 School Crossing Guards that cover safe school routes to Palmetto Elementary school, Lincoln Memorial Charter School, and Manatee School of the Arts.