The PRO Program is a cooperative effort between schools and law enforcement to: Improve student’s attitudes and knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement; to prevent juvenile delinquency; to mentor youth; to provide a safer school environment and; to combine safety and child advocacy assuring a better school experience for all WV youth.
The three main components of the PRO Program are prevention, mentoring, and safety.
The PRO Program places certified WV Police Officers who are also certified Prevention Resource Officers in local middle and high schools. The officers maintain an office in the school and are on duty a minimum of 35-40 hours per week. In addition to the regular school day PRO's typically attend extra curricular activities throughout the school year. The PRO Program currently operates through multiple funding streams. This program is supported by the Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Title II Grant Program, Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program and Purdue Pharma funding. For information on these funding streams please visit the respective grant pages on this site.
2017 Prevention Resource Officer Conference
The 2017 PRO Conference will be held July 24 - 28, 2017 at the Conference Center in Wheeling, WV.
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PRO Program Information
Program Guidelines and Procedures Map Of Current PRO'sPRO Program Forms
Sample Board Of Education Agreement
PRO Grant Progress Report
Classroom Facilitation Log
PRO Monthly Reporting Form
Secondary Contact:Sarah E. PriceCriminal Justice Specialist I304) 558-8814, ext. 53313Sarah.E.Price@wv.gov