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Metal detectors in schools require commitment — NASRO to First Coast News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“You’ve got to make sure you’re consistently using the (metal detector) technology properly and that staff is effectively trained. … There has to be an all-in commitment that it’s going to be properly used. If not, it can very easily cause a false sense of security.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo more»

School resource officers should be armed — NASRO to WYPR’s On the Record

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I cannot imagine raising my right hand and being sworn in to protect and serve the community and not being armed to do that.” That’s a small part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady​ shared with WYPR​’s On the Record this morning. Mo explained that a Maryland state law the prohibits Baltimore City School Police officers more»

School resource officers not there to arrest kids — NASRO VP to Indy Star

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“A lot of people think that our purpose is that we come into this building and our goal is to arrest kids. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.” That’s part of what Carmel Police Department (Indiana) school resource officer and NASRO first vice president D.J. Schoeff told the Indianapolis Star for a story that explains the more»

School Resource Officers have most unique assignment — NASRO to WBRC TV

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
School resource officers have “the most unique assignment in law enforcement and it requires a lot of balance. It requires an officer who has the ability to be conducting some type of training in the classroom for students and at the next minute be able to flip a switch to be able to respond tactically to an act of violence. So it really is a very more»

School resource officer program success requires inter-agency collaboration — NASRO to Emergency Management magazine

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
With regard to school resource officer programs, “it’s really impossible for the program to be successful if the school district and the law enforcement agency are not on the same sheet of music” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told Emergency Management magazine. Read the full story.

School safety requires collaboration — NASRO to NPR’s “1A”

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Law enforcement can’t do it alone, the schools can’t do it alone, it takes a collaborative effort between the schools and and the community, listening to each other. And not only listening, but acting upon the things they hear and being open with one another and communicating problems within their community.” That’s part of more»

Communities must not send police into schools without special school resource officer training — NASRO to WUSA TV

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We have officers that are going to be sent into schools in September. We can’t send those officers in the schools without being trained.” NASRO president Don Bridges made that point in an interview with WUSA 9, DC, for a story about our Basic SRO course going on right now in Maryland. See the full story.

Properly implemented school resource officer programs don’t increase student arrests — NASRO to Guns.com

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I’ve spent a lot of time with our members … rarely does one of those officers need more than five fingers on one had to count how many students he’s arrested in a school year.” That’s one of the things NASRO executive director Mo Canady said to debunk claims that hiring school resource officers means more students will more»