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NCJ Number: 210735 Find in a Library
Title: School Resource Officer--Standardized Core Course Curricula
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: May 2001
Page Count: 152
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
POST Media Distribution Ctr
Sacramento, CA 95816
Sale Source: POST Media Distribution Ctr
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents content recommendations and resources for school-resource-officer (SRO) core training curricula in California jurisdictions.
Abstract: The content guidelines for the core course for school resource officers address instructional goals, required topics, student learning activities, minimum instructional hours, and testing standards. The course is intended to prepare trainees, who are sworn California peace officers selected to serve in public schools, with the knowledge and skills to serve as law enforcement officers, teachers, and counselors whose primary goal is to reduce campus crime and provide a safer environment for students and school staff. In addition, SROs are trained to build relationships with students that will positively impact students' views of the criminal justice system and the community. The second section of this document presents the content for 16 topics recommended for the core course curricula. The topics include the history and organization of the juvenile justice system; legal issues relevant to education, minors, and school grounds; school disciplinary systems; typical roles and responsibilities of the SRO; common adolescent behavior and emotional issues; resources available to school resource officers; communication, partnering, and relationship building; counseling, interviewing, mediation, and problem solving techniques; and school crisis planning and emergency response procedures. The concluding section contains supporting materials and references, including learning principles, teaching methods and exercises, and interactions with trainees.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): California; Crime in schools; School security; School security officer training; School security officers
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