In February 2005, the Lebanon Police Department joined a growing list of Police Departments across the Country by instituting a School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO has become the fastest growing area in Law Enforcement and is a unique position that creates a positive image of Law Enforcement to the youth in our community.
The position works under what is called the "Triad" concept, Teacher-Counselor-Law Enforcement. The SRO will educate, counsel and protect the students and staff on a daily basis. The Officer(s) assigned to this position will spend most of their time within the Lebanon High School, making weekly contact with the Lebanon Junior High School. The Lebanon Police Department will partner with the School District to protect our students and faculty alike and will strive to create a safe and secure learning environment.
School Resource Officers attend training courses, which are conducted by Law Enforcement and Education personnel, and are specifically designed to aid the SRO(s) with the transition into the school environment. Officers learn three separate functions; how to work as a Police Officer in a school setting, how to work as a resource and a problem solver, and how to develop teaching skills necessary to achieve the common goal of educating our youth.
Officer Gregory Parthum
Officer Gregory Parthum is the SRO for the Lebanon Police Department, where he has been employed since March of 2006. He is also a member of the Mountain Bike Patrol Unit and Accident Investigation Team.
Officer Parthum graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, where he competed in cross-country running and track and field. He went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. While attending college, Officer Parthum taught physical science and chemistry to Lawrence, MA high school students.
Officer Parthum is excited and honored to be part of the Lebanon school community.