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National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Improving School Safety with happy children in the background
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February 15 is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. Our school resource officers serve as important bridges between youth, law enforcement, and the communities they serve and the Bureau of Justice Assistance recognizes the important role these individuals play.

Additionally, through the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program, BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offer grants to improve security within our Nation's schools and on school grounds through evidence-based programs.

Learn more about BJA's STOP School Violence Program.

Date Published: February 15, 2022