“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 also a teacher and informal counselor,” Justin continues. “Those three roles are the basis of the NASRO triad approach to promote a positive image of law enforcement and also maintain a safe learning environment. In addition, I may play the role of social worker, mentor or peer mediator. It takes a unique set of character traits to wear all of those hats in a school environment, but that is what I love about the job.”