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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»

School resource officers often 1st to learn of guns on campuses — NASRO to Stateline

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Many times, school resource officers, sworn officers who work in schools, are the first to hear about guns on school grounds. That’s what our director of operations, Mac Hardy, told Jen Fifield for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline. Read the full article.

Carrying a gun in school isn’t easy — NASRO to C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Carrying a gun in school isn’t easy, NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy explained Saturday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” Hardy explained that he was a teacher for seven years before becoming a police officer and later, a school resource officer. He said that as a teacher, he loved his students and as a law enforcement more»

School Resource Officers are More Than Cops With Guns — NASRO to Emergency Management Mag

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Effective school resource officers require careful selection and special training, NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy explained to Emergency Management magazine. It’s a specialized form of police work that isn’t appropriate for every law enforcement officer. Hardy told the magazine what agencies should look for — and avoid — when more»

Investigate school threats completely — NASRO to TIME

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We need to look at all communications that are coming in and take them all seriously and follow up as far as we humanly can.” That’s part of what NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told TIME magazine about threats made against schools. Read the full story.

School resource officers not part of school discipline — NASRO to Here & Now

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“The role of the school resource officer is not punitive. School resource officers are not a part of discipline within a school.” NASRO president Don Bridges explained on NPR program Here & Now why carefully selected, specially trained school resource officers are able to develop trusting relationships with students, who then feel more»

School resource officer selection training and roles — NASRO to WVTM 13, Birmingham

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy covered everything you need to know about school resource officers, their selection, training, role and day-to-day work, in an interview with Birmingham TV station WVTM 13. Watch the complete interview.