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.
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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
Feb. 27, 2019 – Hoover, Ala. – The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) released a statement today applauding a decision by the Baltimore City Public Schools Board of School Commissioners to support proposed state legislation that would allow members of school police departments in Maryland to carry their service weapons at all times on school campuses.
“I don’t know that anything has really changed about the role that an SRO plays from our perspective,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told WVTM TV when asked how things might have changed since the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,
“One of the things the public doesn’t see is how many SROs stop these kinds of situations (school shootings) before a round is ever fired. Through building relationships with students, SROs gain valuable intelligence and are able to investigate and stop these things before they ever become an issue.”
That’s just a part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady shared with PoliceOne.com for a comprehensive article on the value,
“Every day when I woke up and put on my duty belt I thought, ‘This could be the day when someone comes into my school and tries to do harm to the students that I care for and that I protect.’”
“They’re not a hired gun. The goal of an SRO is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and students, to build relationships. What happens from that is they gain intelligence and can stop a bad situation before shots are ever fired.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Sunbury,