School Resource Officers

Middle School & High School

The School Resource Officers (SRO) are assigned to Apex High School, Apex Friendship High School, Apex Middle School, Lufkin Middle School and Salem Middle School. 


School Resource Officers, with support from school staff students, parents, courts, and the community’s social service organizations, are able to assist the schools in providing a safe school environment through education and enforcement.

They strive to hold juveniles responsible for their actions and prevent individual problems from developing into patterns of delinquency.


The following officers are the SROs for the Apex School District:
  • Friendship High School: Officer Jason Stone and Officer Trisano 
  • Apex High School: Officer Matthew Mellenberger and Officer Chris McDowell
  • Lufkin Middle School: Officer Anthony Alvarez
  • Salem Middle School: Officer Jeff Antonsen
  • Apex Middle School: Officer Alex Cossifos 
  • Apex Friendship Middle School Officer Kathy Arata
  • School Resource Unit Supervisor Sergeant Josh Klatt