The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office maintains an energetic partnership with the Lauderdale County School System. One component of Patrol is the School Resource Officers. The SRO's were established to provide a safe school environment. Through team building and mutual relationships with school administrators and positive interaction with students both in the classroom and general areas of the school grounds. The Sheriff's Office School Resource Unit has six dedicated deputies who serve as positive role models. These officers are permanently assigned to these schools to patrol the campuses and investigate crimes that occur on campus.