School Resource Officers

The Brookline Police Department has a long history of working with the Public Schools of Brookline to support students and to work collaboratively to ensure positive outcomes for our youth. From the early days of the DARE program to the BHS Citizen Police Academy to coaching sports and teaching in Health classes, the BPD has been an important part of educating students and other youth in Brookline for decades.

There are eight elementary schools in Brookline and Brookline High School (BHS). Brookline Public Schools report that there are 1,781 students enrolled in the middle school grades for 2019-2020 school year and 2,083 students enrolled at Brookline High School.

The Brookline Police Department currently has three school resource officers (SROs) assigned to work with the eight elementary schools in Brookline and one SRO for Brookline High School. The SROs work in conjunction with school administration and guidance staff, including counselors and social workers, to support students and provide appropriate direction. They often work to connect the school and students (and their families) to services and resources in the community.  They do not serve as disciplinarians nor do they enforce school regulations.

Middle School SROs:

Officer Katie McCabe (& Bear, the Comfort Dog)

Officer Donal Kerrigan

Officer Joe Amendola

High School SRO:

Officer Kaitlin Conneely


For a more in depth look at what our School Resource Officers do click here.