Course detail: Kansas School Resource Officer Basic Training

Creating and maintaining a safer school environment is the primary goal of every SRO.  This five-day training assists SROs in equipping themselves with the information and skills needed to identify, address and prevent crime and violence in Kansas schools.  The 40-hour curriculum will cover SROs major responsibilities as well as Kansas School Laws, Student Development and the Brain, De-escalation  Techniques for Youth, Interviewing Youth, Drug Trends, and Single Officer Response.  

Core Competencies:
  • Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed coursesof action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a schoolenvironment, event or situation.

  • Participants will exhibit fairness in policing while givingpeople a voice and performing law enforcement duties with impartiality and thenecessary level of transparency to sustain and strengthen public trust.

Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Practical Exercises
Who Should Attend?
All certified law enforcement officers who are currently assigned or will be assigned as a School Resource Officer. 

Prerequisite:  
Must complete the two online training blocks on Mitigating Exposure to the Criminal Justice System prior to attending the SRO course.  These courses cover the requirements set forth by Senate Bill 367, laws related to the Kansas juvenile justice system.  Additionally, a Bias Free Policing course must be completed prior to attending.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System - Section 01
(required) Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System - Section 02
(required) Bias-Free Policing

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