SRO training is offered by the Department of Criminal Justice and a schedule of courses is available on an annual basis. In addition, the National Association of School Resource Officers provides training and sponsors an annual conference.
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The current SRO Annual Report was published in April, 2012. In the spring of 2012, researchers from the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) conducted a panel study examining the attributes of School Resource Officers throughout the state of Kentucky. Valuable information can be gleaned from within this 35 page report on current trends, practices and funding levels.
The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers has a Board of Directors consisting of fifteen members to direct that organization.
The KYASRO Regional Map is divided into six regions. These regions are used for training and networking purposes.
The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers is a professional organization with the goal of furthering the education, awareness and professionalism of SROs in the State of Kentucky in order to make schools a safe and secure learning environment for children.
Kentucky Revised Statute 158.441 requires that the local law enforcement agency and schools have a written contract. A model SRO contract has been developed and can be modified to meet the needs of individual districts and agencies. You may obtain a copy of this template from KCSS.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (a brief highlighting the positive impact of SROs authored by The Institute for Preventive Strategies) School Resource Officers (SRO’s) play a very important role in the safety of our schools. Collaboration between schools and law enforcement is a major step to increasing school security and preventing acts of terrorism or violence within schools. The Institute for Preventive Strategies is a national service of the Center for Rural Development, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Somerset Kentucky.
Model SRO programs across the state that can provide important advice and information for new or fledgling program. The Center has developed a set of standards for SRO programs which can be used to assess the quality of the programs.
October is Crime Prevention Month, a perfect time to Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC). Celebrate Safe Communities is a national initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and was developed in partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2008. CSC is an annual event.