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School Resource Officer (SRO)
Basic Training 2018

Certified 36-Hour Training Seminar

SRO BT Class

Monday - Friday
July 30 - August 3, 2018

Columbus Police James G. Jackson
Regional Training Academy

1000 N. Hague Ave.
Columbus OH 43204 - DIRECTIONS


Creating and maintaining a safer school environment is the primary goal of every SRO…but how exactly should law enforcement prepare for a challenge of that magnitude? The Ohio School Resource Officers Association hosts this five-day training to assist SROs in equipping themselves with the information and skills they need to identify, address and prevent crime and violence in Ohio schools. The 36-hour course curriculum will cover SROs major responsibilities as well as Ohio School Laws, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) for SROs, tips on integrating the SRO into the school environment and more. Certificates will be distributed to students who successfully attend all sessions and complete course exercises.

Who Should Attend

  • Law Enforcement Officers Assigned to Schools
  • Crime Prevention & Community Policing
  • Officers Working with Youth
  • Current SROs, D.A.R.E. & G.R.E.A.T. Officers
  • SRO Supervisors

Presenters are a combination of certified Ohio School Resource Officers, professionals in the fields of school law, education, child development/advocacy, current drug trends/awareness and other subject matter experts.

Agenda: Monday – Friday (times may fluctuate):
 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.       Morning sessions
11:30 – 12:45 p.m.      Lunch (on your own)
12:45 – 5:00 p.m.        Afternoon sessions (12:00 p.m. dismissal on Friday)

Location: Directions to the training site will be provided in a confirmation letter that will be sent upon acceptance to the training.

Registration is $480. Fee includes materials during the workshop, classroom fees and one year complimentary OSROA Membership.

Please note: Overnight accommodations are not included in this fee. Local hotel information will be provided in a confirmation letter. Cancellations must be made one week prior to the seminar date.



An Overview of School Resource Officers
History and Definition of SRO
SRO Roles and Responsibilities
Planning for an SRO
Job Descriptions
Memorandums of Understanding
Implementing an SRO Program
SRO Activity Documentation
The Role of the School Resource Officer
Law Enforcement, Safety and Security
School/Community Liaison
Freshman Orientation
Positive Role Model/Ethics & Integrity
Problem Solver & Youth Advocate
Administrator’s viewpoint
The First 30 Days- Successfully Acclimating to the School Environment
Safety Planning 
First responder, suicide or hostage        situations
School Security Survey (with visit to local high school)
Safety and Security Issues and Crisis Mgmt.
SRO as an Instructor
Communication Skills- lesson planning for the SRO
Methods of Learning
Students with Special Needs & IEPs
Counseling Issues
Rx/Street Drug Trends
Interviewing and Counseling Techniques
Problem Solving in the School Environment
      Practical Application of Cultural Diversity
      Social Media Issues
Ohio School Laws 
Liability Issues & Handling Truancy
Law Related Education