An Introduction to SRO Programs is a training program that directly supports the mission of the National Association of School Resource Officers to provide the “highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers.” This program provides an overview of school-based law enforcement programs and illuminates the critical need for further SRO training.

An Introduction to SRO Programs highlights the unique roles and responsibilities of School Resource Officers (SROs), explores the benefits and challenges of SRO programs, including stakeholder concerns, and provides practical guidance on best practices that support effective use of SROs in our nation’s schools.

This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Association of School Resource Officers and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2018CWXK003 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.