The National SRO Practitioner program was established as a way for NASRO, police agencies, and school districts to recognize officers who have excelled in the area of school-based policing. The program seeks to distinguish those officers who are committed to serving our nation’s youth, along with the communities and schools they serve.
To obtain the status of National SRO Practitioner, officers must meet certain requirements. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the officer will be recognized at the annual National School Safety Conference, receive a National SRO Practitioner uniform pin, a certificate, and letter of commendation from the Association. The National SRO Practitioner Certificate gives credit to those officers who have attended NASRO training, shown a commitment to school-based policing, and have shown leadership in this specialized field of law enforcement.
- School Resource Officer for a minimum of three years
- Complete a NASRO approved 40-hour Basic School Resource Officer training course
- Complete a NASRO approved 24-hour Advanced SRO OR Supervisors and Management training course
- Additional 160 hours of specialized police in-service training
- Attend at least one NASRO School Safety Conference
- Complete and submit the formal application listed below along with attached supporting documentation of all training attended