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CAPCOG hosts school officer training

Monday, June 08, 2015

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is teaching a course to educate peace officers who serve as law enforcement for school districts at the CAPCOG offices from June 8 to 12.

“School resource officers play an important role in our educational system,” said Mike Jennings, the CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy director. “Not only do they work to protect the safety of students and teachers, they can help develop and shape the lives of children and prevent incidents before they happen by being a positive role model.”

By hosting NASRO at CAPCOG, school resource officers throughout the region can improve valuable law enforcement specialization that helps keep students and teachers safe. The training will further their education on a number of topics to include responding to incidents in a school setting and communicating with children.

Such skills can be beneficial to preventing incidents before they occur and helping students make responsible and lawful life decisions. School resource officers like other peace officers are a trusted part of the community they work in; however, officers who work on educational campuses have a greater chance of affecting the lives around them as they work the same beats every day and can really get to know the community they serve. This class is full; however, CAPCOG is interested in determining additional demand for its training.

> Learn about CAPCOG's Regional Law Enforcement Academy.
> Register for upcoming law enforcement in-service training opportunities.

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