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Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Certification Ceremony of Safety Resource Officers

31 May 2013

In January 2013, the WCED launched a new pilot project – the SRO project. A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a sworn Metro Police officer assigned to a school on a long-term basis to help make our schools safe learning environments.

The pilot is for a period of 12 months with six participating schools from the Cape Town Metropole.

To further equip the SROs, each SRO officer was required to complete a training programme by the USA-based National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).

NASRO is a leading school based law-enforcement organisation which trains and educates school resource officers.

The course also ensures that school resource officers maintain an understanding of current school safety issues and trends from around the world.

The WCED is delighted to have benefited from international best practice in this regard.

On Friday, 31 May 2013, Minister Grant and the Consulate General of the USA, Ms Barks-Ruggles, will present eight SROs with certificates for completing the NASRO training course.

Date: 31 May 2013
Venue: Council Chambers, 6th Floor, Podium Block, Civic Centre

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Casey
Spokesperson for Minister Grant
Tel: 021 467 2377
Cell: 072 724 1422
Fax: 021 425 3616
E-mail: Bronagh.casey@westerncape.gov.za