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Security guard, school resource officer are different jobs — NASRO to CBS Pittsburgh

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO Region Three director Aaron Vanatta explained the difference between a security guard and a school resource officer in a news story on KDKA TV-2, Pittsburgh. “I think what your school security does is more of the hall monitor type person – maybe someone that escorts someone to the office, or things like that. As school resource officers, more»

National school resource officer training standard needed — Canady to Dayton Daily News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
There needs to be a national standard for school resource officer training “to some degree,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the “Dayton Daily News.” Canady also told the newspaper that being a school resource officer “is probably the most unique assignment in law enforcement and it’s not for just anybody.” more»

School Resource Officers have many options beside force — New Journal & Guide

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“SROs are not responsible for school discipline. We are there primarily to secure the school and to ensure the safety of the students and staff. Even in the most challenging situation, including a non-compliant student, there are other resources to respond to the situation other than force.” That’s what NASRO first vice president Don more»

School resource officers “greatest thing since sliced bread” — NPR

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO first vice president Don Bridges told “Morning Edition” host Linda Wertheimer that school resource officers are “the greatest thing since sliced bread” during an interview on the NPR news show Nov. 12. Don went on to explain how carefully selected, properly trained school-based police officers develop lasting relationships with more»

School resource officer training should include understanding the teen brain

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Basic school resource officer training should include “at least some concepts related to understanding the teen brain and adolescent emotional issues, all those things you’re dealing with in the school environment,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Columbia, S.C. newspaper, “The State.” Read the entire article. more»

School resource officer must be one of department’s best — NASRO to CBS News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
A school resource officer “has to be one of the best officers in your department,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the CBS News website “48 Hours’ Crimesider.” “They’re going to be among your most visible officers, and your most-well known in the community.” Crimesider interviewed Canady for its Oct. more»

School resource officer recommends active listening — CBS 2 Los Angeles

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
NASRO regional director Rudy Perez told CBS 2 Los Angeles that willfully defiant students need to be provided with active listeners and not threats of physical violence. “Start listening to to why he’s doing it,” Perez told the TV station. “Is there an audience around him that needs to be eliminated? Pull him aside. Have a side more»

NASRO: More school police don’t mean more arrests — TIME Magazine

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“There’s no way law enforcement referrals can be up if SROs are doing the job the right and way and building relationships,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady told a “TIME magazine” reporter. “Numbers are down overall, so how are we getting so much criticism for putting kids in jail if numbers are so dramatically down more»