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Not looking to make arrests

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

“The majority of SROs we work with are going into this job not with the idea of seeing how many kids they can arrest,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor. The Monitor included that and other quotes of Canady in its August 13 article, “Cops in schools: Way to rebuild community trust in law enforcement?” The article points out issues with school resource officers in some communities and quotes Canady saying, “Very few metropolitan agencies come to us for training, and that’s where I hear whatever these horror stories are coming from. Whenever we get the chance to train with urban departments, I get pretty excited.”