School Resource Officer

The Scituate Police Department has an SRO (School Resource Officer) assigned to oversee activity throughout the five schools within the Scituate School District.  These schools include Clayville Elementary School, Hope Elementary School, North Scituate Elementary School, Scituate Middle School, and Scituate High School. 


The SRO position is held by Ptlm. Richard Parenti and falls under the Juvenile Services Division of the Police Department.  SRO. Parenti acts as a liaison between the School Department and the Police Department.  Some of SRO Parenti’s duties and responsibilities are listed below.


  • Provide a visible presence and direct police service in the school buildings and associated facilities/grounds, ensuring the safety and security of the faculty and students. 


  • Perform various duties within the schools, to include enforcement work, community relationship programs, providing information to students, faculty and parents relating to the various functions and operations of the Scituate Police Department. 


  • Be a key component to the community policing efforts of the Patrol and Juveniles Services Divisions by demonstrating a genuine interest in the community’s young people. 


SRO Richard Parenti can be contacted via email at or phone by contacting the High School during the school year at 401-647-4120 x2504

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