Cathedral High School is dedicated to keeping our students and campus safe. Cathedral partners with the Marion Country Sheriffs Office to employ a School Resource Officer (SRO). Cathedral also contracts with local police officers for special events when needed.
The SRO oversees all campus safety initiatives at Cathedral and is routinely updating Cathedral's Emergency Action Plans. School-wide drills occur monthly so students and educators are prepared in the event of an emergency situation on campus.
Officer Dominique Smith
Dominique Smith started as Cathedral's School Resource Officer in December 2022. Officer Smith received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Management from IUPUI in 2018. She has served with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Fishers Police Department. Officer Smith is currently a Cicero Police Department Reserve Officer and will continue that role while serving as Cathedral's SRO.
School Resource Officer at Cathedral
The School Resource Officer must have completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. They are also required to receive 40 hours of certified SRO training through a nationally recognized SRO training program. The SRO must also be employed by/serving a reserve status at a law enforcement agency.
Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Endangered IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Adults & High Risk Missing Persons (including those under 21 years of age)
Human Trafficking (8 areas) and IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)
De-Escalation Training IC 5-2-1-9 (g)
Annual In-service Training Requirement IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms*, 2 hours in Physical Tactics/Use of Force*** and 2 hours in Police Vehicle Operation.
Officers should receive some training in all of the IC 5-2-1-9 requirements each year. The areas specifically required in IC 5-2-1-9 can be used to partially satisfy the 24-hour requirement.
Under state/county/local continuing education laws:
Domestic, Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17)
County: IC 5-2-8-1(h)(1-19)
Local: IC 5-2-8-2(f)(1-18)
Departments should be prepared to show that officers are competent in these areas although these do not necessarily require annual training.
NIMS (DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Familiarization with Reflective Clothing Rule (DOT 23, CFR 634)
- The above is a list of trainings that are completed by every sworn police officer. Specialized trainings applicable to specific positions, i.e.: Clery, Investigations, Dispatch, RAD, are in addition to the trainings listed.