Law Enforcement & First Responders

Resources for law enforcement and first responders.

The Next Five Things an SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In an earlier video in our SRO series, you learned the first five things an SRO should do. This last video of the series shares the next five things you should do.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

School and Law Enforcement Partnerships Learning Community

Participants in this multi-session learning community will discuss partnership successes and barriers and learn tools to formalize valuable school safety relationships.
TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, School-based Law Enforcement
Learning Communities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In your role as a School Resource Officer (SRO), you can model respect for behavioral differences through the way you support a student with ASD or other developmental conditions. 
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Cultural Differences: Who Knew? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

As a School Resource Officer (SRO), you are vital in bridging cultural differences and creating a climate of inclusion, ultimately making your school a safer and richer place.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Why Aren’t They Telling You? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In this video, learn more about what goes through a students’ mind when they hear something disturbing but choose not to report it, and the different ways you can remove barriers and build trust between yourself and your students.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

The First Five Things An SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

You’ve been assigned to a school as a new School Resource Officer (SRO). Now what? In this video, learn the first five steps you should take as a new SRO.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

The Teen Brain (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Unlike traditional law enforcement officials, School Resource Officers (SROs) work almost exclusively with young people, so it is crucial they understand how students think and make decisions. But that is no easy task.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Distance Learning, Part 2

The second of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement

In the second episode of our podcast, our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement
Podcasts

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SAMHSA.gov

SAMHSA.gov is a Clearinghouse with a broad collection of mental health and substance use programs and practices.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Clearinghouses

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on identifying and preventing bullying.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate, Social Media
Clearinghouses

NIJ Virtual Conference on School Safety 2021

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently held a virtual conference on school safety, with a focus on “Bridging Research to Practice to Safeguard our Schools.” Recordings from the three-day event are now available.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars

Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning

Building effective partnerships is a critical step in planning successful and sustainable school safety programs. Join us to learn about practical ways of achieving this. This is part two of a three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars

School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study

There is more to being an SRO than simply serving as a law enforcement officer. Chief Ronald Applin of Atlanta Public Schools details best practices for SRO training.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration Training Series

In this four-part interactive training series, join a multi-disciplinary group of experts each session as they share and discuss their diverse perspectives on school climate.
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TOPICS School Climate
Self-Paced Trainings

Trauma-Informed Practices: Prevention and De-escalating Disruptive Behavior

Part two of Trauma-Informed Practices Across all School Settings, the focus will shift from overall environmental practices to prevention and management of behavior arising from stress, distress, and trauma through positive and thoughtful interactions between staff and students.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, Threat Assessment
Webinars

Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems

This webinar will guide participants on benefits and steps of adopting an ARS at their school
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, Threat Assessment
Webinars