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The School Resource Officer’s mission is to foster a strong partnership between the Barrington school department and the Barrington Police Department. The primary goal is to provide a safe and positive environment for all students, staff, and parents.  The School Resource Officer will attempt to reduce juvenile crime through law enforcement, education and prevention programs, community involvement, building design, and security. The School Resource Officer will work with students to build trust and break down barriers between the police and our youth.
 
 
​The Barrington Police Department has assigned Patrolman Joshua Melo as a part-time School Resource Officer (SRO) to the Barrington School Department. Officer Melo has been with the Barrington Police since 2009 and is the Department’s Drug Recognition Expert.  Officer Melo completed his undergraduate studies at Roger William’s University majoring in administrative justice with a minor in psychology.  He has received a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in law enforcement management from Salve Regina University.  Officer Melo has also attended numerous School Resource Officer trainings through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and has achieved an advanced certification for his position.
 
As a new member of the Barrington Schools Community I look forward to building positive relationships with the students, staff, and parents.  It is important that we work together to build a safe, secure, and encouraging learning environment.
 
Ofc. Melo will maintain a resident office at the High School. 
Parents and students should feel comfortable reaching out to Officer Melo and the entire Barrington Police Department with any questions concerns or anything else we can help you with.
 
For more information, contact the Barrington Police Department, or you can reach out to Officer Melo via his contact information listed. In the event of an emergency contact 911 or the Barrington Police Department Directly.
 
Dept # (401) 437 3935              
jmelo@barrington.ri.gov
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