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“We have to make sure that our officers understand that the way our schoolhouse is policed is far different from the strategies that you use on the street.” That’s part of what NASRO president Don Bridges told Washington, DC TV station NBC 4 for a story about NASRO’s work to promote best practices in school policing.
“Although we are law enforcement, that is the last-resort function that we have.”
That’s part of what NASRO Second Vice President DJ Schoeff told the Associated Press about the nationally recognized school resource officer training we provide.
DJ also said building relationships,
A Kansas elementary school principal called NASRO’s “Crime Prevention through Environmental Design” course “eye-opening,” according to an article in the Derby Informer of Derby, Kansas. The newspaper reported that several administrators completed the course, during which they learned how a physical environment influences three types of human behavior: legitimate users (people using things for their intended purpose),
“We can create the necessary relationships and make a positive impact on the way police are perceived in the community.”
That’s part of what NASRO region three director Aaron Vanatta told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for an article about the NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course he taught near Pittsburgh.
School resource officers have a crucial role to play in developing a positive reputation for police officers, and departments, across the country. If kids learn not to fear police officers in schools, the chances are they may get along with them later when they’re adults.