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School resource officers “greatest thing since sliced bread” — NPR

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO first vice president Don Bridges told “Morning Edition” host Linda Wertheimer that school resource officers are “the greatest thing since sliced bread” during an interview on the NPR news show Nov. 12. Don went on to explain how carefully selected, properly trained school-based police officers develop lasting relationships with more»

School resource officer training should include understanding the teen brain

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Basic school resource officer training should include “at least some concepts related to understanding the teen brain and adolescent emotional issues, all those things you’re dealing with in the school environment,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Columbia, S.C. newspaper, “The State.” Read the entire article. more»

School resource officer must be one of department’s best — NASRO to CBS News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
A school resource officer “has to be one of the best officers in your department,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the CBS News website “48 Hours’ Crimesider.” “They’re going to be among your most visible officers, and your most-well known in the community.” Crimesider interviewed Canady for its Oct. more»

School resource officer recommends active listening — CBS 2 Los Angeles

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO regional director Rudy Perez told CBS 2 Los Angeles that willfully defiant students need to be provided with active listeners and not threats of physical violence. “Start listening to to why he’s doing it,” Perez told the TV station. “Is there an audience around him that needs to be eliminated? Pull him aside. Have a side more»

NASRO: More school police don’t mean more arrests — TIME Magazine

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“There’s no way law enforcement referrals can be up if SROs are doing the job the right and way and building relationships,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told a “TIME magazine” reporter. “Numbers are down overall, so how are we getting so much criticism for putting kids in jail if numbers are so dramatically down more»

NASRO member loves being teacher, informal counselor — PBS NewsHour

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“One of the reasons I became a police officer is to help people,” writes NASRO member Justin Schlottman in an essay on the website of PBS NewsHour. “I received training from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), an organization of which I am a member, to not only be an agent of law enforcement in the school, but more»

Well-trained school resource officers reduce arrests — NASRO in L.A. Times

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
When school resource officers are well trained and work closely with school officials, arrests in schools go down rather than up, NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the “Los Angeles Times.” “It takes such a unique officer to do this job. Kids are going to say things you’re not going to like, they’re probably going to make more»

School resource officer role is relationships, not discipline – NASRO on CNN

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“This is not a security guard program. We aren’t supposed to be handling discipline issues either. We are there to build relationships with students, teach them about the law and serve as another trusted adult they can turn to.” That’s what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told a reporter from CNN. Mo also told CNN that when SRO more»