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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“Campus Safety” magazine quotes NASRO executive director Mo Canady: “Visitor entry management is key to strengthening school security.” The magazine reported that NASRO and Raptor jointly sponsored the initial purchase of the Raptor visitor management software system for the entire Newtown Public School District.
The City of Cape Town, South Africa and the Western Cape Education Department launched an expanded school resource officer program Oct. 1 with officers trained by the U.S. National Association of School Resource Officers. Local news website IOL News published a story about the program’s launch.
NASRO executive director Mo Canady provided an expert’s perspective on school safety after a rash of threats phoned to San Diego high schools kept more than 21,000 students in locked-down classrooms as police systematically swept 11 campuses.
“You’re typically dealing with someone who is looking to disrupt the normal flow,
NASRO executive director Mo Canady spoke about school resource officers (SRO), special needs students and school discipline during an appearance on a Web-based radio talk show, Education Talk Radio Aug. 20, 2015.
With regard to special needs students,
“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,