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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»

Street cop to school resource officer is “very radical change” — NASRO to NBC Chicago

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Coming from being on the street or being an investigator into the school environment is a very radical change.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told NBC Chicago, as he explained why specialized training for school resource officers is essential. See the full story.

New school resource officers must receive specialized training immediately — NASRO to WBAL TV, Baltimore

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I would like to see our partners from the various counties within Maryland come together, and let’s get the training started. We’ve got to start that training as soon as the school year ends.” As law enforcement agencies across Maryland recruit new school resource officers, NASRO president Don Bridges provided advice to all new more»

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»