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, 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.
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
NASRO executive director Mo Canady had an opportunity March 21, 2018 to refute claims that increasing the number of school resource officers will result in more student arrests, especially for behaviors that would otherwise be handled by school disciplinary procedures.
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“We’ve always been very aggressive in terms of training and encouraging it on a regular basis. Training should never be a one-time deal, where an officer goes through the basic SRO course and that’s it. They should be training constantly,
Many times, school resource officers, sworn officers who work in schools, are the first to hear about guns on school grounds.
That’s what our director of operations, Mac Hardy, told Jen Fifield for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline.
Carrying a gun in school isn’t easy, NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy explained Saturday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
Hardy explained that he was a teacher for seven years before becoming a police officer and later, a school resource officer.
Effective school resource officers require careful selection and special training, NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy explained to Emergency Management magazine. It’s a specialized form of police work that isn’t appropriate for every law enforcement officer.
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