ERIC Number: ED478003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Resource Officers and School Administrators: "Talking and Walking" Together To Make Safer Schools. Research Bulletin.
North Carolina State Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Raleigh.
Four school resource officers (SROs) and four school administrators were brought together by the Center for the Prevention of School Violence, located in the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to discuss effective SRO-administrator relationships. This brief research bulletin describes the results of that meeting. It begins with a discussion of the structure of the meeting and a review of past research on SRO-administrator relationships. It then discusses several of the key issues addressed at the meeting, including program practices, the reporting of incidents, discretion, written policies, communication, and personality. The bulletin next offers the advice provided by meeting participants, particularly on youth-focused activities and attitudes. Finally, the bulletin provides some thoughts about next steps with regard to enhancing the relationship between SROs and administrators. (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Organizational Communication, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, School Policy, School Safety, School Security, Security Personnel, Staff Meetings, Staff Role, Student Welfare, Teacher Welfare
Center for the Prevention of School Violence, 1803 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1803. Tel: 919-733-3388 ext 332; Tel: 800-299-6054 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.cpsv.org. For full text: http://www.juvjus.state.nc.us/cpsv/Acrobatfiles/research_bulletin_sro_6_02.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina