Police Officer vs. School Resource Officer

A School Resource Officer is a career law enforcement officer who has been specially trained and assigned to work in an educational environment. This is in contrast to a police officer or security guard who has just been hired to work at the school. SROs serve as a valuable contribution to the school-safety team by ensuring a safe and secure environment while also educating students about law-related topics.

Beyond the Badge

Although a School Resource Officer’s main responsibility is to provide a highly visible presence to deter intruders and handle any active threats that may arise, they are also responsible for :

  • Assisting school administrators in maintaining a safe and secure learning environment
  • Developing strategies to resolve problems among student
  • Educating staff and students on various law-related topics

Importance of the SRO

In any emergency situation, seconds matter. Violence and threats of violence in schools are on the rise, making a law enforcement officer stationed within the school a reasonable and necessary precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff. Ultimately, administrators, faculty, and staff are the first responders to campus emergencies. However, the safety of a school can be enhanced by the presence of someone who is capable of intervening quickly in an emergency.

NSIDE RESOURCES FOR SROs

nSide School Safety Platform™

The nSide School Safety Platform™ is our core product and can help your school plan for emergencies and perform critical tasks to make sure everyone knows what actions to take in the event that they occur.

Includes:

  • Critical Infrastructure Mapping
  • Creation, management, and storage of Emergency Operations Plans
  • Training for administrators and staff

nSide|Live

nSide|Live™ brings all of the different sources of your cameras into the nSide Platform and allows for a simple, easy-to-use technology for your camera solution.

Includes:

  • Real-time viewing of your campus surveillance system within the nSide platform
  • The ability to share access to cameras with local first responders
  • Allows local administrators to control which users have day-to-day access to cameras

nSide|Views

nSide|Views™ provides users with a virtual walk-through, using the same user-friendly look and feel of Google StreetView inside your buildings.

Includes:

  • 360-degree photographs in hallways, rooms, and common areas
  • The ability to share access to photos with local first responders
  • Images can be linked together to create a virtual tour of the building