Why Wyoming SROs Should Join WYSRO
Manny Fardella of WYSRO describes the benefits of participating in this association.
The National School Resource Officers Association (NASRO) has chapters all over the nation, and its Wyoming chapter — WYSRO — participated in this year’s Wyoming School Safety Conference held Oct. 3 in Casper. At that event I had the opportunity to chat with WYSRO’s Manny Fardella who is a school resource officer (SRO) with the Cheyanne Police Department.
WYSRO started in 2009 and now has 88 members across the state. Not only is the association open to SROs working in Wyoming, it is also open to K-12 educators and administrators. The organization’s goal is for SROs and educators to work collaboratively to identify problems and solutions so that schools will be safer.
Additionally, WYSRO provides training for school resource officers throughout the state and works closely with NASRO to serve SROs in Wyoming.
In this video, Fardella talks a little bit about WHSRO and describes the benefits of joining the organization, as well as some of the work the association is doing to train SROs.
Campus Safety has previously reported on the misunderstandings about the roles of SROs as well as the importance of SROs building relationships with the school community. WYSRO is working to overcome these challenges on the state level.
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