In The Media
School resource officers not there to arrest kids — NASRO VP to Indy Star
“A lot of people think that our purpose is that we come into this building and our goal is to arrest kids. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
That’s part of what Carmel Police Department (Indiana) school resource officer and NASRO first vice president D.J.
School Resource Officers have most unique assignment — NASRO to WBRC TV
School resource officers have “the most unique assignment in law enforcement and it requires a lot of balance. It requires an officer who has the ability to be conducting some type of training in the classroom for students and at the next minute be able to flip a switch to be able to respond tactically to an act of violence.
School resource officer program success requires inter-agency collaboration — NASRO to Emergency Management magazine
With regard to school resource officer programs, “it’s really impossible for the program to be successful if the school district and the law enforcement agency are not on the same sheet of music” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told Emergency Management magazine.
School safety requires collaboration — NASRO to NPR’s “1A”
“Law enforcement can’t do it alone, the schools can’t do it alone, it takes a collaborative effort between the schools and and the community, listening to each other. And not only listening, but acting upon the things they hear and being open with one another and communicating problems within their community.”
Communities must not send police into schools without special school resource officer training — NASRO to WUSA TV
“We have officers that are going to be sent into schools in September. We can’t send those officers in the schools without being trained.” NASRO president Don Bridges made that point in an interview with WUSA 9, DC, for a story about our Basic SRO course going on right now in Maryland.