The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers in order to promote safer schools and safer kids. NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with a solid commitment to our nation’s youth. NASRO is an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend.
NASRO was founded on the “triad” concept of school-based policing which is the true and tested strength of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The triad concept divides the SRO’s responsibilities into three areas: Teacher, Counselor, and Law Enforcement Officer. By training law enforcement to educate, counsel, and protect our school communities, the men and women of NASRO continue to lead by example and promote a positive image of law enforcement to our Nation’s youth.
School- based policing is the fastest growing area of law enforcement. With over 3,000 NASRO members around the globe, NASRO takes great pride in being the first and most recognized organization for law enforcement officers assigned in our school communities. NASRO is available to assist communities and schools districts around the world that desire safe schools and effective community partnerships in developing the most effective program for their community.
SRO programs across the nation are founded as collaborative efforts by police agencies, law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and communities. The goal of NASRO and SRO programs is to provide safe learning environments in our nation’s schools, provide valuable resources to school staff, foster a positive relationship with our nation’s youth, and develop strategies to resolve problems affecting our youth with the goal of protecting every child so they can reach their fullest potential.
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“The majority of SROs we work with are going into this job not with the idea of seeing how many kids they can arrest,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor. The Monitor included that and other quotes of Canady in its August 13 article,
Best Practices for School Policing
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) has developed this position statement in response to a recent event involving a school resource officer (SRO) allegedly using physical restraints on a special needs child and other incidents with the involvement of SROs in school disciplinary situations.
An August 4, 2015 story in “Education Week” quotes NASRO executive director Mo Canady explaining how a civil lawsuit against a Kentucky school resource officer (SRO) is an example of why SROs need to stay out of school discipline.
Orlando’s News 13 covered the national NASRO conference July 7, 2015. The Web version of their story mentions several aspects of the conference.
Organization honors three others from U.S. and Canada with National Award of Valor
July 7, 2015 – Orlando, Fla. – The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) presented its Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year Award to Cpl.