School Resource Officers in Waterloo Region

In 2020 Waterloo Region District School Board(WRDSB) started a review of its School Resource Officer program. This page is going to try and collect information about that program, as well as keeping track of the timeline. It focus on will the WRDSB, but also collect more general information about SRO programs in other places.

Program stopped as of June, 21 2021

This SRO program has been stopped as of the June 21, 2021 board meeting. This meeting included some supporting slides. However, the contents of these slides was still aspirational, with no data on if the goals/aspirations were actually achieved.


  • where are the SRO agreement with the boards?
    • "School Police Protocol"
  • do the other Regional boards have SRO programs, and what is their state
  • when exactly did the programs start? (WRDSB program is about 20 years old?)
    • who has voted for the program over its history?
  • what discussions and votes have been taken about the program?
    • find the existing published data
    • consider if there is more information to be filled in with Access to Information requests
  • how much does it cost?
  • did any current trustees participate? (Mike Ramsay seems to have been a trustee for most or all of the program)
  • is it possible to correlate police data with SRO activity
  • what is the history of other services in schools, nurses, counsellors, etc.


When exactly did the program start, when ever the critical meetings, and are there any important related events?

  • when did the program start?
  • :? board votes to temporarily suspend the program
  • 2021-06-21: board votes to end the SRO program

Link from Waterloo Region

Links from elsewhere in Ontario

Links from outside Ontario