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 [for juvenile arrests] are down overall, so how are we getting so much criticism for putting kids in jail if numbers are so dramatically down like that?” Mo added. “I have never said that we deserve all the credit for that, but we deserve some of it.”

Mo also explained that the overall mission of a carefully selected, well-trained school resource officer is to “bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth.”

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