North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Advanced SRO - Leadership Roles (Web-blended)

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Any officer who has successfully completed NCJA School Resource Officer course or equivalent and is assigned or may potentially be assigned as School Resource Officer (SRO).

Course Goal:

To further refine for law enforcement officers important characteristics of the special nature and responsibilities of the position of School Resource Officer (SRO).

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

  •  Review articles related to SROs and write essays on assigned topics from those articles.
  •  Discuss effective methods in Crisis and Suicide Intervention and identify the steps necessary within "The Negotiation Process."
  •  Identify the primary elements of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and describe the primary functionality for EI in the SRO leadership role.
  •  Define leadership, identify leadership characteristics and provide benefits of coaching as it relates to the leadership role of an SRO.
  •  Identify elements of common bomb making materials accessible and available to students using the Homeland Security Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP).
  •  Identify resources and tools that can be used to conduct threat assessments.
  •  Conduct a threat assessment of their assigned school and present the assessment to the class.


This course will employ web based learning, as well as on-site lecture. This course is comprised of prerequisite on-line requirements, traditional classroom delivery, and practical exercises. This training can be partially completed on-line, however 24 hours of time associated with required classroom portion requires the SRO to be physically on-site in the classroom.

Course Requirements:

Participants must be familiar with on-line course delivery and comfortable with email, Internet usage and word processing software. Students must be able to successfully complete all written, practical exercises and instructor evaluations with a 75%.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.




Course Coordinator:

Scott Grantham

Length of Course:

 40 hours
 LIMIT of 4 per department