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NASRO to Lead Development of Standardized Violence Prevention Protocol for Schools

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) announced it has received a federal grant to fund development of the first-ever standardized violence prevention protocol (SVPP) for U.S. schools. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, issued the $499,460 grant through the Office’s Community Policing Development (CPD) program.

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Specialized training shouldn't be optional for school resource officers: NASRO to Education Dive

Published Thursday, March 28, 2019

“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.’”

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

Published Thursday, February 14, 2019

“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 way we were training them on February 13 of 2018. But certainly, there has been more training and there has been more interest in SROs and there have been more SROs added throughout communities.”

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

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“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.”

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Prepare students for active shooters without terrifying them: NASRO to AP

Published Monday, February 11, 2019

“We need to be as prepared as we can, but it doesn’t mean that we’ve got to terrify students to get them prepared.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Associated Press for a story about active shooter drills in schools. 

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

Published Monday, February 11, 2019

“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.’”

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