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Every school resource officer must be carefully selected and specially trained — NASRO to Cincinnati Enquirer

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told the Cincinnati Enquirer what we mean when we say, “every school needs at least one carefully selected and specially trained school resource officer.” “The officer has to be properly fitted to the community, communicate well, be open, enjoys being around kids and be motivated to what’s more»

SROs are tremendous benefit but must be carefully selected, properly trained — NASRO to ABC News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Sworn, certified law enforcement officers are a tremendous benefit in schools,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told ABC News reporter Erin Dooley for a story on the news outlet’s website. But, Canady added, “it’s got to be the right officer, and they’ve got to be properly trained.” Read the full story.

NASRO advocates for at least one SRO per school — Washington Times

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“What we are strongly advocating for and calling for is that there be at least one school resource officer in every school in this country,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Washington Times. “We know that every school can benefit from it when it is a properly selected, specifically trained officer to work in schools.” more»

Every school can benefit from carefully selected, specially trained SRO — NASRO to Associated Press

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“There needs to be at least one (carefully selected, specially trained school resource officer) in every school in the country. Every school could benefit from one.” That’s what our executive director, Mo Canady told the Associated Press for a story about a new report on the number of public schools that have SROs. Read the complete more»

Reaching SRO goal requires effort by all levels of gov’t — NASRO to Fox News Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We really need a combination of the federal government, state governments and local governments to make this happen. The federal government seems to be really behind the idea right now in terms of providing some funding for hiring more SROs. There are some state governments who had already done that prior to last month’s shooting. And then more»

Appropriate school resource officer training, role definition, essential — NASRO to Fox Baltimore

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I would just tell the chiefs and the sheriffs and the superintendents: You have got to make sure that you get (school resource officers) the appropriate training. You have got to define what the role is.” NASRO president Don Bridges explains to WBFF FOX 45, Baltimore that schools can’t simply take law enforcement officers off the streets more»

More school resource officers do not mean more student arrests — NASRO to Minnesota Public Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO executive director Mo Canady had an opportunity March 21, 2018 to refute claims that increasing the number of school resource officers will result in more student arrests, especially for behaviors that would otherwise be handled by school disciplinary procedures. Speaking on MPR News, Mo emphasized the importance of careful SRO selection and more»

SRO training must be constant — NASRO to CBS 4 Miami

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We’ve always been very aggressive in terms of training and encouraging it on a regular basis. Training should never be a one-time deal, where an officer goes through the basic SRO course and that’s it. They should be training constantly, and that’s why we provide constant training opportunities.” That’s part of what more»