The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers to promote safer schools and safer children. NASRO is an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, faculty and staff, and their school community.
NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with an unrelenting commitment to school safety. Learn more about NASRO and school policing.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers to many important questions about school resource officers.
Our report, “To Protect & Educate: The School Resource Officer and the Prevention of Violence in Schools” provides valuable statistics that document the benefits of appropriately implemented school policing programs. Check it out.
NASRO has adopted Standards and Best Practices for the School Resource Officer Programs and supports the need for the standards to be used as a guide for new and existing SRO units and for the best practices to be reviewed and adopted by all law enforcement, school safety agencies and school boards, as recommended.
Read NASRO’s “Position Statement on Police Involvement in Student Discipline,” which provides important information on best practices for school policing.
School resource officers, law enforcement officers, school administrators, school board members, school safety professionals and others interested in protecting schools enjoy many benefits, including those listed below. Join or renew now!
In addition, membership dues help NASRO continue its global advocacy of school policing and best practices. Join or renew now!
NASRO’s Basic SRO course has undergone a massive re-write in the last two years, and the new course is packed with updated, valuable information, including: The Teen Brain, Social Media, Human Trafficking, Violence and Victimization, and Developing Successful Relationships with Diverse Students. If it has been more than three years since you attended the NASRO Basic SRO course, we strongly urge you to consider returning to take the new course. NASRO is offering a $100 discount to anyone who has taken the NASRO Basic SRO Course previously. Basic Course Scholarship Application
“A lot of people think that our purpose is that we come into this building and our goal is to arrest kids. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
That’s part of what Carmel Police Department (Indiana) school resource officer and NASRO first vice president D.J.
School resource officers have “the most unique assignment in law enforcement and it requires a lot of balance. It requires an officer who has the ability to be conducting some type of training in the classroom for students and at the next minute be able to flip a switch to be able to respond tactically to an act of violence.
With regard to school resource officer programs, “it’s really impossible for the program to be successful if the school district and the law enforcement agency are not on the same sheet of music” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told Emergency Management magazine.
July 26, 2018 – Washington – The executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) today told the Federal Commission on School Safety that NASRO has created recommended national standards and best practices for school resource officer (SRO) programs.
June 28, 2018 – RENO, Nev. – The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) this evening presented its Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award to five recipients from around the U.S. This award recognizes individuals for their contributions and dedication to a school resource officer (SRO) program and the many children,