John Calvert graduated Washburn University (Topeka, KS) in 2006 with a degree in Criminal Justice. John was the School Resource Officer for Holton, Jackson Heights, and Royal Valley school districts. After a 12 year career in Law Enforcement, John accepted a position with Kansas State Department of Education as the School Safety Specialist. John has written for Safe and Civil Schools, has presented all over the state of Kansas over a variety of school safety issues, and is a 2016 National Association of School Resource Officer’s recipient of the NASRO Practitioner Award. John is a strong believer that nothing can change without building positive relationships and believes that change in our schools should be student lead.
Wed, Oct 26, 2022 Grand Ballroom
The Role of the SROAs a 6 year LEO, I walked into a school with no training on how to be an effective SRO. Over the next 6 years, I realized all of the roles that an SRO actually fulfills. This presentation is for first or second-year SROs.
Learn what an SRO does and doesn't do. New SROs will learn that effective SROs live in the "5% other duties as assigned."
- What should effective SROs do
- What should effective SROs NOT do
- Get motivated to go above and beyond for our students and staff
- Have ideas to take back about what different things they can do as an SRO to build relationships.
- Learn that an SRO is not a normal LEO position, and it takes a special person to fill it.
- Learn the things we can do to damage and end a positive relationship with a student, and how to avoid or mend them if it happens.