May 11, 2020 — HOOVER, Ala. — The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) announced today a new, distance-learning version of its Basic School Resource Officer course. At least one NASRO instructor will teach each virtual course live via video conference over five consecutive days.
“We strongly believe in-person training is the best option,” said NASRO executive director Mo Canady. “We feel, however, that it’s imperative that NASRO continue to provide the highest quality of training to persons who cannot safely attend in-person training because of pandemic precautions.”
The virtual course is based on NASRO’s internationally accepted, in-person, 40-hour Basic School Resource Officer course, which prepares law enforcement officers for the unique challenges of school-based police work. NASRO has long asserted that specialized training is as important for school-based police as it is for other law-enforcement specialties, such as hostage negotiation, tactical units or canine work.
In addition to its Basic School Resource Officer course, NASRO is preparing a distance-learning version of its Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers course. This course helps school resource officers and other school personnel better identify and respond to students who have potential mental health needs.
Participation in NASRO distance-learning courses requires each participant to have individual access to a computer equipped with audio and a video camera. Registrants will receive email notification of any in-person course that NASRO will replace with a virtual course. More information about NASRO’s courses is available on the organization’s website.
NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO’s national offices are in Hoover, Alabama. The organization was established in 1991. For more information, visit www.nasro.org.
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