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
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