The Colorado Association of School Resource Officers (C.A.S.R.O.) was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization of professional Law Enforcement Officers, School Resource Officers, School Administrators and School Security Personnel dedicated to promoting safe, secure and healthy learning environments for children K-12 within the schools of the State of Colorado.
C.A.S.R.O.s Activities are voted upon by a board of directors elected by the membership. Additionally, C.A.S.R.O is in good standing with its Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of the State of Colorado, and all the By-Laws are adhered to enter published on the organization's website, www.casroinfo.org.
Every year C.A.S.R.O holds a State Conference. The most recent conferences were held in Grand Junction, Breckenridge, and Colorado Springs. Our conference focuses on the constantly changing school environments. Our primary purpose is to train school resource officers (SROs), educators and administrators to keep our children safe and secure while at school. This means keeping those tasked with this responsibilities current in the ways to identify, understand and support kids going through challenging times, mental health issues, education on drug and alcohol trends in our schools and increase awareness of the use of social media and its impact on kids. SROs work hard to build relationships and trust with our students, educators and school security personnel through a triad approach (Law Enforcement/Informal Counselor-Mentor/Law related Education).
The mission of the C.A.S.R.O is to promote and facilitate training and communication among School Resource Officers, Educators, and School Security Personnel within the State of Colorado. C.A.S.R.O is a resource for officers an educator's to use an providing safe and secure learning environments for the students of the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.