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Only SROs should carry firearms in schools: NASRO to WBRC TV

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020
“We’re pretty clear in our feelings on who we would like to see in those roles, and that is sworn, certified law enforcement officers who are specifically trained how to work in a school environment. Those are the people we would like to see armed in those situations.” NASRO executive director Mo Canady reinforced our organization's more»

SRO work is all about relationships: NASRO to Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Published Monday, February 17, 2020
“It’s all about relationships, whether it be the students, the staff, business owners, I wanted that relationship. I wanted them to know I’m a part of that community." That's how the Williamsport Sun-Gazette​ quoted NASRO instructor Stacey Collis in an article about our Basic SRO Course, which he recently taught in Pennsylvania. See more»

Active Shooter Drills Important for Preparedness

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Necessary preparedness for violent attacks on school campuses should include carefully planned and executed drills or exercises that follow specific guidelines to limit adverse effects, the executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) said today.

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Specialized training shouldn’t be optional for school resource officers — NASRO to Education Dive

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Despite the existence of multiple training opportunities, there’s a catch: NASRO’s training, along with that of several other organizations, is often optional — though (NASRO executive director) Canady said ‘it shouldn’t be.'” That’s an excerpt from a story by Education Dive: K12 that looks at the importance more»

One year after Parkland, NASRO trains school resource officers the same — WVTM TV

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I don’t know that anything has really changed about the role that an SRO plays from our perspective,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told WVTM TV when asked how things might have changed since the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “We’re still training them the same more»

School resource officers prevent more incidents than public knows — NASRO to PoliceOne

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“One of the things the public doesn’t see is how many SROs stop these kinds of situations (school shootings) before a round is ever fired. Through building relationships with students, SROs gain valuable intelligence and are able to investigate and stop these things before they ever become an issue.” That’s just a part of what NASRO more»

School Resource Officers must be ready to protect — NASRO to Vermont Public Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Every day when I woke up and put on my duty belt I thought, ‘This could be the day when someone comes into my school and tries to do harm to the students that I care for and that I protect.'” That’s part of what NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told Vermont Public Radio for a story about difficulties hiring school resource more»

School Resources Officers shouldn’t be considered ‘hired guns’ — NASRO to The Daily Item

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“They’re not a hired gun. The goal of an SRO is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and students, to build relationships. What happens from that is they gain intelligence and can stop a bad situation before shots are ever fired.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Sunbury, Pennsylvania Daily Item more»