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The Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA) believes that the presence of a properly trained School Resource Officer within a school provides a first line of defense against violence, fosters communication/partnerships between educators, law enforcement, students and parents, and ensures safer and more productive school communities in Ohio.

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Phone: 1-614-761-3210
Address: 6277 Riverside DR., Suite 2N, Dublin OH 43017

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This OPOTA approved, HB 318 compliant five-day training is designed to prepare law enforcement with the information and skills they will need to identify, address, and prevent crime and violence in Ohio’s K-12 schools. The 40-hour training will cover SROs major responsibilities as well as Ohio School Law, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) for SROs, tips on integrating the SRO into the school environment and more. Certificates will be distributed to students who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment.

Please Note: This course is limited to sworn law enforcement employed by an agency fulltime, part-time, or auxiliary and assigned or will be assigned to a school and retired law enforcement, LESO (HB 218) certified who are employed directly by a school district to be a School Safety Officer (SSO).


Option 1: Applicant is a sworn law enforcement employed by an agency fulltime, part-time, or auxiliary and assigned or will be assigned to a school.

OSROA recognizes the importance of having professional and highly trained safety personnel in our schools and around our children. Therefore, OSROA offers Option 2 to those who meet a high standard but are not commissioned any longer. This option offers the same training as Option 1.

Option 2: Applicant is a retired law enforcement, LESO (HB 218) certified and is employed directly by a school district to be a School Safety Officer (SSO).

OSROA reserves the right to require documentation, accept and deny applicants into the SRO Basic Training.




Instructors are a combination of certified SROs, professionals in the fields of school law, education, child development/advocacy, current drug trends/awareness and other subject matter experts.

Cost:  Registration is $399. Fee includes materials and one-year OSROA Membership.


Morning sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and afternoon sessions end at 4:00 p.m.

Cancellations with refund accepted until one week prior to the start of the training.


An Overview of School Resource Officers

History and Overview of SROs
Implementing an SRO Program – Triad Concept
SRO Leadership, Roles and Responsibilities
Positive Role Model/Ethics & Integrity
Memorandums of Understanding
Law Related Education

The Role of the School Resource Officer

Understanding the psychological & physiological characteristics consistent with ages
First responder, suicide/ hostage situations
SRO & School Admin Relationships
Interview/Interrogation-School Admin
SRO as School/Community Liaison
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Creating Safer Communities that value Diversity and Inclusion
Understanding Students with Disabilities IEP/504s
Interview/Interrogation-SROs & Juveniles
Autism Awareness

Safety Planning 

Ohio School Safety Center – EOPs
Safety/Security Issues
Community Oriented Policing in Schools

SRO as an Instructor
Methods of Learning

Law Related Education

Counseling Issues

Handle with Care Train the Trainer
Rx/Street Drug Trends
Social Media/Internet Safety
Understanding Students with Disabilities IEP/504s

Ohio School Laws 

Liability Issues & Handling Truancy
Law Related Education

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