Working to make schools safe for our youth
Arizona School Resource Officers Association
The Arizona School Resource Officers Association is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization that exists for the purpose of training, educating and providing resources to the officers and those associated with Law Enforcement working in schools. Since we were founded in 1996, our membership of School Resource Officers and School safety/security personnel have influenced the lives of thousands of students, teachers, administrators and parents statewide.
Like our affiliate the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), ASROA was founded on the triad concept of responsibilities held by a School Resource Officer: Teacher - Counselor - Law Enforcement Officer. This three-part role is essential to the health of an SRO unit's success, and by extension, to the schools and communities they serve. Following this model, the men and women of ASROA develop positive images of law enforcement to Arizona's youth, in addition to preventing/responding to campus violence and crime.
ASROA hosts an annual School Based Policing Conference in June, offering up-to-date, vital information and training, continuing education units, and the opportunity to network with other SRO's from around Arizona.
We are grateful for the many collaborative partnerships created through the years. Our generous sponsors help us give SRO's the tools they need to educate, counsel and protect our students and schools. Please join us in our efforts to make the learning environment a safe one.
The 2017 ASROA School Based Policing Conference was held June 12-15, 2017 at the Talking Stick Resort on the Salt-River-Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation just outside of Scottsdale.