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School resource officers must stop shootings — NASRO to Washington Post

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We’re very specific. If you are in a school and you hear shots fired, you can either wait for backup to arrive, and the shooter keeps killing people, or you can go direct to the threat, use your tactics and stop it. It’s a tough notion, but we’re tough people. We’re police officers, we’re sheriff’s deputies. They more»

Extensive training required to mentally prepare to take assailant’s life — NASRO to Huffington Post

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Anyone who hasn’t received the extensive training provided to law enforcement officers will likely be mentally unprepared to take a life, especially the life of a student assailant.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Huffington Post. Read the full article.

Tactically taking a life is tall order for teachers — NASRO to New York Daily News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Being trained to respond tactically, to take a life in a situation where you can’t do anything otherwise, that’s a tall order.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the New York Daily News as he explained why NASRO opposes arming teachers. Read the full story.

Police response to school with armed teachers could end badly — NASRO to HLN

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Encounters between armed, plain-clothed teachers and responding police officers “could end in a bad way.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told HLN during a live interview Feb. 20, 2018. Canady was referring to the possibility that officers could mistake teachers for assailants in active shooter situations. He also more»

Relationships help school resource officers prevent violence — NASRO to Dallas Morning News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“A fully functioning school resource officer is engaged in the school environment. Their No. 1 goal actually should be to bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth. When you have that kind of relationship going on, there’s information that gets shared. That gives these officers the opportunity to actually intervene in something before it more»

Shootings rare in schools with SROs — NASRO to WUSA, Washington

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“In the history of these school shootings, rarely have they happened where there has been a school resource officer … a specially trained law enforcement officer.” Our executive director, Mo Canady discussed school safety and security with WUSA 9, Washington news anchor Bruce Johnson on his live, “Off Script with Bruce more»

School resource officers prevent more violence than realized — NASRO to Fox 6 Birmingham

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We don’t hear of all the other incidents that are foiled before they ever happen.” NASRO operations director Mac Hardy told WBRC FOX6 News. Thanks in part to school resource officers and improved communication between staff members, schools are safer than they were in the past, Hardy said. See the station’s full story.

Done right, school resource officer programs have positive impact — NASRO to Philadelphia Inquirer

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Officers who are working under the right foundation, proper selection and training, make a very positive impact. If done the right way, we believe that the officer-student relationship can lead to change for the next generation in terms of how communities and law enforcement relate to each other.” That’s part of what NASRO executive more»