NOTICE TO PRINCIPALS AND CHIEFS/SHERIFFS
Is there an outstanding School Resource Officer or Educator/School Administrator in your department or school system? The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers is taking nominations for:
Deputy Glenn Woodard organized the signing of the Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation in Warren County.
Deputy Sheriff Mike Lucas in Henry County was
instrumental in their school districts' taking the
online STOP! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior
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Pictured left: Keynote speaker, Bob Couchman
Pictured right: Chris Barrier, SRO in Montgomery County Schools, awards Katelyn Thomas with the 2016 KYASRO Scholarship
SRO Bill Eckler of Madison Southern High School in Berea, KY. had the opportunity to present a $100.00 check from the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers to, teacher, Emily Alexander and some students from her Family and Consumer Sciences Class. They are working to raise money to support their Santa’s Workshop Fundraiser and in turn, purchasing Christmas gifts for local needy children. Mrs. Alexander and her students have been very busy preparing and selling breakfast to the staff at Madison Southern as they raise money for this very good cause.
The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) 2015 awards.
*NEW* The December 2015 Newsletter is now available online.
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The current SRO Annual Report was published in May, 2016. In the spring of 2016, 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 29 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. Download KYASRO Brochure
The KYASRO Regional Map is divided into six regions. These regions are used for training and networking purposes.
NEW WEBSITE: The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers, or KYASRO, is dedicated to the support of SROs throughout the Commonwealth. KYASRO seeks to off a forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and information regarding best practices for School Based Law Enforcement Officers.
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.