Take Advantage of FREE Online Training for SRO And Educators
The Arkansas Center for School Safety offers online programs for SROs and educators, which expands the availability of some of our traditional classroom offerings. All of these programs are offered monthly and are FREE OF CHARGE.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Law Enforcement Response ONLINE (7 Hours)
This course provides fundamental information about what autism is, its associated behavioral characteristics, effective interpretation of behavior, risk management for both the officer and the individual with autism, and communication.
Basic Mental Health Awareness for Educational Staff ONLINE (1 Hour)
Designed by professionals in the field, this course covers the six common groups of disorders that affect children and youth as well as signs and symptoms to look for when working with this age population. In addition, participants will get a better understanding of what educators may see in the classroom as well as strategies to assist when working with students.
Identifying and Preventing Bullying ONLINE (3 Hours)
This course is designed to help school resource officers and school personnel define bullying, recognize the warning signs of bullying, learn bullying statistics and myths, identify Arkansas statutory efforts against bullying, identify key roles in bullying events, and learn what schools can do in bullying prevention efforts.
Introduction to Active Killer Response for Educators ONLINE (2 Hours)
This training will provide educators, and others working in an educational setting, with information to better prepare for and respond to an active killer event. Various active killer events that have occurred throughout the years will be discussed in order to gain a better understanding of techniques, tactics, and policies that may be employed in a school environment when dealing with an active killer incident.
Introduction to Behavioral Threat Assessment ONLINE (1 Hour)
This one-hour course will highlight research findings regarding the thoughts and behaviors of individuals who perpetuate acts of targeted violence, processes to develop a school threat assessment team, and guidance on community engagement and overcoming the Bystander Effect.
Introduction to Sex Trafficking Awareness for Educators ONLINE (1 Hour)
This course will define what sex trafficking is and what trafficking looks like among students today. Topics discussed will include the signs of sex trafficking and how those working with students can better identify it. Other topics include risky Internet and app usage by students, predators and how they groom children, sexting and sextortion. This course will emphasize why it is critically important for those in law enforcement and educational environments to be aware of the problem and involved in the process.
School Resource Officer Roles and Responsibilities ONLINE (3 Hours)
This course was developed to guide SROs and school administrators and staff dedicated to a safer learning environment 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 teacher/educator, informal counselor/mentor, and law enforcement officer.
School Resource Officer Roles and Responsibilities for School Administrators ONLINE (1 Hour)
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.
School Site Safety Assessment ONLINE (3 Hours)
This course will address the steps that should be taken in conducting a school site safety assessment including: assembling an assessment team, conducting a school crime assessment, conducting a school safety survey, controlling access into the school, developing a school security system, developing a site safety assessment checklist, and completing the school site safety