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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»

Take online threats seriously but avoid constant disruptions — NASRO to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
School districts have to find a balance when threats to school safety appear online, NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper’s story covers a hoax threat against “MHS” that a juvenile in Virginia allegedly posted online and that went viral, affecting school systems throughout the nation. At least more»

Balance school safety and student comfort — Canady to NBC News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We want to always be looking at that balance between helping kids feel safe at school, and be safe at school, but not feeling like they’re going to school in a prison environment.” That’s what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told NBC News for a story on how school security has changed five years after the Sandy Hook Elementary more»

NASRO offers summer training for school resource officers & administrators – Education Talk Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO executive director Mo Canady appeared on a recent episode of the Education Talk Radio podcast. He discussed our national school safety conference, July 23-28, in Washington, D.C. Hear the entire interview.

Well-trained school resource officers learn alternatives to arrests: Alabama Public Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“In a school environment, as you learn this role, you learn that you have other resources around to help with that situation, which might very well cause you to not have to make an arrest.” That’s what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told Alabama Public Radio during an interview for a story about NASRO’s first-even National more»

School policing different from street policing — NASRO president to NBC 4 Washington

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We have to make sure that our officers understand that the way our schoolhouse is policed is far different from the strategies that you use on the street.” That’s part of what NASRO president Don Bridges told Washington, DC TV station NBC 4 for a story about NASRO’s work to promote best practices in school policing. See the story.

Law enforcement not primary school resource officer role — NASRO to AP

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Although we are law enforcement, that is the last-resort function that we have.” That’s part of what NASRO Second Vice President DJ Schoeff told the Associated Press about the nationally recognized school resource officer training we provide. DJ also said building relationships, deterring crime and acting as an informal counselor or more»