To enhance the safety of schools and communities, school resource officer (SRO) programs should be collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and school districts.
As a sworn law enforcement officer, the SRO plays a diverse role in the school and community. With that in mind, our new online course, School Resource Officer (SRO) Roles and Responsibilities, was developed to benefit SROs and educational professionals dedicated to providing a safer learning environment and provides 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 teacher/educator, informal counselor/mentor, and law enforcement officer.
In addition, participants will learn to develop goals for their SRO program, 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 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and learn about the importance of the SRO program in the prevention of school violence.
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