School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study

There is more to being a School Resource Officer (SRO) than simply serving as a law enforcement officer. In this video, Chief Ronald Applin of Atlanta Public Schools details best practices for SRO training, and the many different roles SROs can play when engaging with students, including mentor, educator, and officer. Chief Applin also discusses strategies for how SROs can support students in a distance-learning environment.

Chief Ronald Applin serves as the Chief of Police for Atlanta Public Schools and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Center for School Safety.

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6 min.

Topic Areas

Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


Law Enforcement & First Responders, School Personnel