The Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for any law enforcement officer with two years or less experience working in an educational environment and school administrators. The course emphasizes three main areas of instruction:
•Functioning as a police officer in the school setting •Working as a resource and problem solver •Developing teaching skills Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools.
The course is taught on a five day, eight hour format. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 am each morning and run through 5:00 pm each day. Attendees are required to attend all sessions in order to obtain the National School Resource Officer Basic Course Certificate. There is a written examination, multiple discussions, and at least one graded practical exercise for each student.