North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

School Resource Officer Training

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

Who Should Attend:

All certified law enforcement officers who are currently assigned or will be assigned as a School Resource Officer.  

Course Goals:

To provide the participant with the history, philosophy and basic skills necessary to serve as a School Resource Officer. Participants will receive instruction in school-based law, ways to handle exceptional students, and classroom instruction techniques.

Course Objectives:


The student will be able to:

  • Discuss the history and concept of the School Resource Officer program.
  • Identify legal issues for a School Resource Officer.
  • Participate in role play exercises designed to elicit discussion amongst training participants.
  • Identify the various groups of children with disabilities that may be challenging for the School Resource Officer.
  • Define Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
  • Define the term "gang" and be familiar with ways to identify gang activity with the school.
  • Identify the warning signs associated with suicidal teenagers and the specific intervention skills that should be used.
  • Prepare and teach a fifteen minute presentation aimed at students within their assigned school



This course employs discussion, demonstration, lecture and practical exercises.


Course Requirements:


Attendance is required at all class sessions.  A score of 70% on an exam is required for passing this course.




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:

Five days - 40 hours

Limit 4 students per department.