Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/12/2023 - 5:00 PM
Category: DCSD Spotlight
Type: Info
Subject: Board Recognition of National School Resource Officer (NASRO) Practitioners
End Statements:
End Statement III Safe, Positive Climate and Culture
Safe, Positive Culture and Climate
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Summary : The National SRO Practitioner program was established as a way for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), police agencies, and school districts to recognize officers who have excelled in the area of school-based policing. The program seeks to distinguish those officers who are committed to serving our nation’s youth, along with the communities and schools they serve.

To obtain the status of National SRO Practitioner, officers must meet certain requirements. Upon successful completion of these requirements, the officer will be recognized at the annual National School Safety Conference, and receive a National SRO Practitioner uniform pin, a certificate, and a letter of commendation from the Association. The National SRO Practitioner Certificate gives credit to those officers who have attended NASRO training, shown a commitment to school-based policing, and have shown leadership in this specialized field of law enforcement.

Practitioner Qualifications:

1. School Resource Officer for a minimum of three years.
2. Practitioners must be employed as school resource officers or in the field of school safety.
3. Complete a NASRO-approved 40-hour Basic School Resource Officer training course.
4. Complete a NASRO-approved 24-hour Advanced SRO or Supervisors and Management training course.
5. Additional 160 hours of specialized police in-service training related to school safety.
6. Attend at least one NASRO School Safety Conference.
7. Complete and submit the formal application along with attached supporting documentation of all training attended.
Recommendation: Information only.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Ronnae Brockman - Board Assistant Secretary
Signed By:
Erin Kane - Superintendent