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School Resource Officer (SRO)
Basic Training 2017

Certified 36-Hour Training Seminar
Knowledge is Power

Monday – Friday, October 9 - 13, 2017

Columbus Police James G. Jackson
Regional Training Academy

1000 N. Hague Ave. Columbus, 43204

Registration: CLICK HERE

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 basic 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, and tips on integrating the SRO into the school environment. 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 and professionals in the fields of school law and the Ohio Department of Education.

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)

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

Registration: CLICK HERE
Mail or fax registration on reverse page to: Ohio School Resource Officers Association, 6277 Riverside Drive, 2N, Dublin, OH 43017, Attn: Eileen Kramer. Phone: 614-718-3210  Fax: 614-761-9509.


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