- Aug 28, 2015
Ok, I see the difference. I hope the Department of Education makes necessary adaptations. Thanks, for posting, Clyde. This clarifies a lot for me. Doesn't make it right, but at least it explains why this is happening.All good points Liberty. Training, or the lack thereof, is central to understanding why this incident occurred:
Rough Arrest Highlights How In-School Police Officers Are — and Aren't —Trained for Kids
... Fields underwent the same 40-hour training that other SROs receive in order to be a liaison between schools, communities, and law enforcement officials.
That training includes how to deal with students who are disabled, navigating gang issues and how to identify gang members, and learning about drugs in schools. Officers are also given insight into how a child’s mind works and how to apply their training based on the type of school that they’re in.
“A lot of it is that you learn and apply it as need be,” McCants says.
But SRO training doesn’t teach officers how to use defensive tactics with students, she says. Rather, they learn them from a 12-week training in the police academy.
NASRO takes a similar approach. Canady says it addresses conflict from a philosophical standpoint, but doesn’t specify actions that officers should take because “every department has their own standard training.”
As a result, McCants says, SROs may use “the same type of techniques that would be taught when dealing with adults” ...