The Office of Public Safety in conjunction with the State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association is pleased to announce a series of School Resource Officer trainings in New York State. School Resource Officers are police officers specially trained to be assigned to work within a school district in partnership with school officials. This assignment requires dedicated officers with specialized training to understand the unique relationships schools have with the students, parents, and the communities they serve. This five-day training will provide the new SRO with a working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and other school based policing programs.
Course topics include:
Initiating & Implementing an SRO Program Key Elements of the SRO Advisor & Communication Skills NYS Juvenile Laws SRO in the Classroom The Teen Brain & Trauma Social, Emotional & Mental Health School Security Surveys
In addition to the topics listed, this training will also include discussion on the recently enacted Raise the Age legislation that fundamentally transforms the way law enforcement officers in New York State handle cases involving juveniles. There will be a written examination and at least one graded practical exercise for each student.
These trainings will be offered in the following locations:
Schenectady County – January 28 – February 1, 2019 Suffolk County –February 11-15, 2019 Erie County – March 25-29, 2019
There is no cost for officers to attend this course, however, each agency sending a participant will be responsible for any cost of lodging and meals if needed. Please complete the course registration form and submit it to DCJS. To access the registration form please click here.
Registrations must be received no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Specifics on location and training times will be provided in the confirmation notice sent out two weeks prior to the training. If you are not currently connected to the internet, you may go online at a later time to any of the above listed dates on the DCJS training calendar online http://calendar.dcjs.state.ny.us/, and click on the link there. For questions related to this training, please contact Senior Training Technician Dan Nedwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.