School Resource



Blood Tribe Police Service School Resource Officer Mission Statement:

The Blood Tribe Police Service has dedicated the School Resource Officer to ensure a safer learning environment, to provide valuable assistance to school counselors, teachers, and students, to help prevent and solve problems within the Kainai Board of Education, and to foster a positive relationship between youth and police officers, while respecting the ways of the Kainaiwa people.

The School Resource Officer’s Role:

The School Resource Officer (SRO) looks forward in the opportunity of interacting with the students in any way that focuses on maintaining a safe learning environment for both students and staff. As we move forward into the school year. The School Resource Officer is excited to assist the students with any challenges that may arise, and to help educate students and staff on issues related to law enforcement and school safety. While maintaining and being guided by the principles of Kainaiyssini.

As your SRO, and our police officer has committed to:

  • Being visible within the school community to help deter criminal activity and student misconduct.
  • Attending and participating in school functions.
  • Building working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
  • Initiating interactions with students in the classroom.
  • Promoting the profession of law enforcement and being a positive role model to students.
  • Working with staff members to establish a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Being an advocate on behalf of faculty members for emergency response training.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS

  • Blood Tribe Police Youth Cadets
    18 students from the Tatsikiisapo'p Middle School participated in the pilot cadet program, where they received Police Academy style training.

  • Halloween Safety Program
    The SRO and Cst DOUCET dressed up as a police monkey and banana. They also handed out reflective trick or treat bags and presented Halloween safety tips to both elementary schools.

  • Christmas Santa Photos
    The SRO with the help of four police officers, dressed up as Santa Claus and Police Elves. Members attended both the elementary schools for pictures with Santa Clause.

  • SADD Checkstop
    The SRO conducted a checkstop with the Kainai High School SADD Chapter, where the students handed out candy and safety pamphlets to all the drivers.

  • Collision Avoidance
    The SRO presented on how police avoid collisions to the high school driver’s education class, he provided them with a demonstration of collision avoidance.

  • Alternative Academy Attendance Program
    The SRO accompanied the bus driver for the Alternative Academy during his bus run to ensure attendance at the Alternative Academy. Attendance went from averaging one to four students to averaging 18 students after the visits.

  • Police and Fire Youth Games
    The SRO with the Crime Prevention Officer and Blood Tribe Fire and EMS ran the first Police and Fire Youth Games for the Blood Tribe Community.

  • Junior Constable Program
    The SRO proposed a program that placed at risk grade 3 students with him for a summer camp. The program was meant as a means to help to prevent future deviant behaviours in the at risk youth.

  • Captured into the Headdress Society
    The SRO was captured into the Headdress Society for his work with the police service and with his people. His transfer ceremony is scheduled for November 11th, 2016.



UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • High School Police Youth Cadets
    The SRO is preparing to bring the cadet program to the high school.

  • High School Police Recruiting Program
    This program will require most of the SRO’s attention. The program is targeting grade 12 students preparing to graduate from high school and wish to enter the police profession. The program is being designed to boost the number of Blood Band applicants for our police service. The SRO believes Blood Band membership numbers will increase for our service significantly through aggressive ongoing recruiting, mentoring, and recruit development at the high school.

  • High School Military Recruiting Program
    Similar to the police recruiting program, but being designed for the grade 12 students wishing to join the military. The SRO will be connecting these students with military recruiters.

  • KidsintheKnow Program
    This program is provided by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and teaches kindergarten to grade 9 students on various personal safety issues, such as; internet safety, understanding emotions, and safe adults. For more information click here.

  • Police Mentorship Program
    The SRO has partnered up with the Alberta Mentoring which is to be offered to high school students looking to be mentor by a police officer.

  • Physical Fitness Program
    The SRO will be starting a fitness program at the high school, which is designed to introduce students to weightlifting and police academy workouts.

School Resource Officer Unit:

The concept for the SRO vehicle was designed by Monty Wolf Child, which shows a Blackfoot Headdress on the side of the unit, with the Kainai Board of Education logo on the front. There is also a subtle depiction of a Story Robe along the unit.









Contact information:

Constable Mario BRUISED HEAD
School Resource Officer
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Phone: (403)593-0843 (Cell)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BloodTribePoliceSRO


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