School Resource Officer (SRO) Roles and Responsibilities Online Course for School Administrators
School Resource Officer (SRO) programs should be a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies and school districts/open enrollment charter schools. Because SROs play a unique and diverse role in keeping the school and community safe, this course was developed to guide school administrators by providing an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a SRO. Participants will be introduced to the triad concept of school-based policing which divides the SRO’s responsibilities into the three areas of educational resource, informal counselor/mentor, and law enforcement officer. In addition, participants will learn about the limitations of the SRO’s role in disciplinary issues and search and seizure in schools, recognize the benefits and challenges of a SRO program, understand the importance of developing an effective Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and learn about the importance of the SRO program in the prevention of school violence.