FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS/LAW ENFORCEMENT

School Resource Officers (SROs) serve as comprehensive resources in the schools to which they are assigned. The Center for Safer Schools' research-derived definition of an SRO is: a certified law enforcement officer who is permanently assigned to provide coverage to a school or a set of schools.

The SRO is specifically trained to perform three roles:

  • law enforcement officer
  • law-related counselor
  • law-related education teacher

The SRO is not necessarily a DARE officer (although many have received such training), security guard, or officer who has been placed temporarily in a school in response to a crisis situation; but rather acts as a comprehensive resource for the school.

SCHOOL SAFETY GRANTS PROGRAM APPLICATION

In 2018 the General Assembly worked with the State Superintendent Mark Johnson to launch a new School Safety Grants Program. A part of that program includes grants for the training and/or employment of school resource officers in North Carolina's elementary and middle schools.

The application period opened June 29 and closes July 13. Click here (pdf, 540kb) for the application.



SRO RESOURCES

The following articles and links are resources for SROs and those who are interested in the approach. Additional Center materials are listed and can be obtained by contacting the Center.


Articles

2018 School Resource Officer Survey
(pdf, 1.1mb)

2015 School Resource Officer Census
(pdf, 1.0mb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census
(pdf, 1.0mb)

National Assessment of School Resource Officer Programs (2005)
(pdf, 1.0mb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census 2008 - 2009
(pdf, 296kb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census 2007 - 2008
(pdf, 251kb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census 2006 - 2007
(pdf, 284kb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census 2005 - 2006
(pdf, 261kb)

North Carolina School Resource Officer Census 2004 - 2005
(pdf, 371kb)

School Resource Officers in North Carolina 2003 - 2004
(pdf, 60kb)

School Resource Officers in North Carolina 2002-2003
(pdf, 7kb)

School Resource Officer Agreement Example PDFS/sro_agreement.pdf
(pdf, 59kb)

School Resource Officers: What We Know, What We Think We Know, What Need to Know
(pdf, 567kb)


Links



Active Shooter
(pdf, 4.4mb)

FBI - Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools
(pdf, 1.5mb)