Our Mission

NASRO Mission

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.


Why join NASRO?


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!

  • Up to a $50 discount on registrations for our annual National School Safety Conference and for all of our other courses, including the Basic and Advanced.
  • Mailed hard copy of our quarterly Journal of School Safety, plus access to back issues via our website.
  • Frequently updated “School Safety Law Blog” by Bernie James, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University.
  • Exclusive access to our School Law Database, which includes statutes and court decisions on public education and school safety.
  • Resources such as sample Memoranda of Understanding, best practices for body-worn cameras, and online investigation resources.
  • Members-only e-mail group where members share ideas.
  • Lesson plans on topics such as Internet safety, alcohol, community policing, crime prevention, distracted driving and driver’s education.
  • Prepared presentations for parents and community groups.

In addition, membership dues help NASRO continue its global advocacy of school policing and best practices. Join or renew now!