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“I’ve spent a lot of time with our members … rarely does one of those officers need more than five fingers on one had to count how many students he’s arrested in a school year.”
That’s one of the things NASRO executive director Mo Canady said to debunk claims that hiring school resource officers means more students will be referred to the juvenile justice system.
April 19, 2018 – ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The school resource officer (SRO) who quickly ended a shooting at Maryland’s Great Mills High School last month will receive the National Award of Valor from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).
“Coming from being on the street or being an investigator into the school environment is a very radical change.”
That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told NBC Chicago, as he explained why specialized training for school resource officers is essential.
“I would like to see our partners from the various counties within Maryland come together, and let’s get the training started. We’ve got to start that training as soon as the school year ends.”
As law enforcement agencies across Maryland recruit new school resource officers,
NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told the Cincinnati Enquirer what we mean when we say, “every school needs at least one carefully selected and specially trained school resource officer.”
“The officer has to be properly fitted to the community,