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.
Subject matter experts created the materials presented in this training. Additionally, experienced SROs devote their time to this week-long training serving as mentors. The training will cover many topics, including Kansas school laws, brain development and its impact on interaction and learning. It will also present ways to de-escalate and interview youth.
Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed courses of action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a school environment, event or situation.
Participants will exhibit fairness in policing while giving people a voice and performing law enforcement duties with impartiality and the necessary level of transparency to sustain and strengthen public trust.
Use skills as an educator, law enforcer, and informal counselor within their role as an SRO
Apply best practices to maintain school safety
Demonstrate knowledge learned through a classroom presentation
Online course materials
Who Should Attend:
All certified law enforcement officers who are/will be assigned as School Resource Officers
All law enforcement who may respond to school settings
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.
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General will reimburse each participant's agency $300 of the registration fee upon successful completion of the course. This course will meet daily from 0800-1700. The registration fee includes all meals and lodging; there will NOT be a pro-rated registration fee for those who do not lodge at KLETC.
Fitness Requirements and Expectation of Physical Risk:Active
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