National School Resource Officer Day

Written on 02/15/2024

We are excited to announce that The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) has declared this Thursday, February 15th, National School Resource Officer Day.
Our School Resource Officers (SROs) play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our school communities. Each SRO has been carefully selected, specifically trained, and properly equipped to work with the youth in our schools. They build positive relationships with students through informal counseling/mentoring, public safety education, and law enforcement duties.
Our SROs have undergone extensive training, including a 40 Hour Basic SRO Course, and several have attended a 24-Hour Advanced SRO Course. They also receive additional training in areas such as adolescent mental health, threat assessments, social media safety, digital threat assessment, and interacting with students with special needs. This is in addition to all the standardized training police officers are required to undergo.
The mission of our SROs is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our children through cooperative efforts with school staff, students, parents, guardians, and the community. The goal of the SRO Program is to reduce juvenile crime by helping students understand roles, authority, and justice. SROs represent a proactive strategy designed to bring prevention and intervention into the schools while fostering positive relationships with law enforcement.
Mike Wazny - Westminster Public Schools
Adams Albers - Westminster Public Schools
Kurt Frenzel - Jefferson County R-1 Schools
Thomas Steele - Jefferson County R-1 Schools
Charles Gonzales - Adams County District 12 Schools
Austin Park - Adams County District 12 Schools
Kelly Jacobsen - Academy Charter Schools
Richard Salazar - Sergeant