Carson Sheriff’s school officers receive training |

Carson Sheriff’s school officers receive training

Nevada Appeal staff report

While Carson City students get the week off for spring break, the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers have been hard at work receiving training on basic school enforcement.

The training provides officers with instruction on law enforcement functions when conducted in a school environment, including de-escalation techniques, mentoring students and becoming a positive role model for students. The training also covers public speaking skills for classroom management to help provide law-related education to students. This will help the SROs begin to develop strategies to implement new ideas into their assigned schools.

“This training is the foundation for the Carson City SRO staff to establish lasting partnerships with their assigned schools and the students and staff,” said Sgt. Darrin Sloan in a press release.

The training is hosted by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and provided by the National Association of School Resource Officers. The SRO program is funded by the federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant, which assists in paying for staff salaries and some training. Juvenile Probation officers and school administrators were also present for the training.

The SROs will receive more training in July to receive advanced certification for the 2016-2017 school year.