School Resource Officers

The Sartell Police Department has two School Resource Officers assigned to School District 748. Officer Jill Lundquist and Officer Adam VandeVrede share duties in the district's five school buildings. The Sartell/St. Stephen School District is not a dangerous crime-ridden environment requiring extreme security measures. On the contrary, we feel it is one of the finest and safest school districts in the state.

The School Resource Officers are a proactive presence to prevent the degradation of these qualities. They administer the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.), the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.), Police Activity League (PAL) and Family Group Conferencing.

In 2015, the Sartell D.A.R.E. program completed its 24th year. The D.A.R.E. America group revised the training curriculum which is now more age appropriate for 6th graders than the 5th graders to which D.A.R.E. had been taught in the past. During the summer, the two SRO's handle the implementation of the Police Activities League (PAL) and Teen Police Activities League (Teen PAL), bike rodeo as well as fill patrol shifts.