Message to School Administrators:
Many recommendations are being made that all schools have a School Resource Officer (SRO). It is not uncommon for the school administrator to ask, “What does an SRO do all day in my building apart from providing security?” The answer can be one that proves the SRO can make extraordinary contributions to the school community as seamlessly as the classroom teacher.
It is the mission of the L.E.A.P. Program to provide an effective method for excellence in school based policing through our Officer training.
Our goal is to help Police Officers develop a mindfully compassionate approach to working with children. We strive to help children connect with Officers, building bridges between the police and the community.
We believe compassion creates connection and this connection promotes success in these four areas: happiness, health, safety and resilience.
Officers will learn ways to support these four areas through the L.E.A.P. Model for Student Success. Our Model is rooted in social/emotional learning and provides a variety of programs and opportunities for students to connect with the L.E.A.P. Officer.
Community involvement is an integral part of the L.E.A.P. Model for Student Success. We strive to provide the very best in training so the School Resource Officer has the tools to thread together the following support networks for the success of the student: school, community, parents and police.
Our program offerings include small group sessions, a comprehensive approach to school avoidance (truancy), parent programs, a student Cadet Program, and a core curriculum which can be a part of your schools health/wellness initiatives.
With the variety and quality of programs offered, we know your SRO position will be indispensable!
Presentation for School Administrators
How do you build an effective School Resource Officer position?
The conversation begins with the selection of the right SRO. How is this done? How do you ensure the officer is the right candidate to work closely with your staff and students? What are the school’s expectations of the SRO? How does this balance with the police department’s expectations? Can your SRO be a safety official, teacher, a resource for parents, a law enforcer, and a positive role model for students? Lastly (and most importantly), how can your SRO build strong relationships with students?
Our presentation will discuss and answer all of these questions.