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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NASRO Region Three director Aaron Vanatta explained the difference between a security guard and a school resource officer in a news story on KDKA TV-2, Pittsburgh. “I think what your school security does is more of the hall monitor type person – maybe someone that escorts someone to the office,
Atlanta Public Schools have requested NASRO’s assistance in communicating its search for several positions related to school policing and safety. Click on any link below to download a job description as a PDF file. For more information or to apply,
Dr. Mark Bedell to serve term on school policing organization’s board of directors
Dec. 4, 2015 – Hoover, Ala. – The board of directors of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) has elected Dr.
There needs to be a national standard for school resource officer training “to some degree,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the “Dayton Daily News.” Canady also told the newspaper that being a school resource officer “is probably the most unique assignment in law enforcement and it’s not for just anybody.” In addition,
“SROs are not responsible for school discipline. We are there primarily to secure the school and to ensure the safety of the students and staff. Even in the most challenging situation, including a non-compliant student, there are other resources to respond to the situation other than force.” That’s what NASRO first vice president Don Bridges told the New Journal and Guide newspaper for a story about the roles of school resource officers.