It is with great pleasure we at NASRO announce that we have declared Feb. 15 as School Resource Officer Appreciation Day.

We are encouraging schools and communities across the nation to recognize the accomplishments of their SROs that day. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day has existed since 2015, but to our knowledge, no one has ever declared a date to specifically honor SROs nationwide. As the only national organization of SROs in the U.S., with more than 4,500 member SROs, it’s appropriate for us to establish a day for that purpose.

We chose Feb. 15 for National School Resource Officers Day because it falls during the traditional academic year and is the birthdate of Archie Hodge, the only one of our founding members who remains active in the organization. Hodge retired from law enforcement in 2006 in Jackson, Mississippi after serving as an SRO for 22 years.

You can view the official proclamation here.

Ways to Help:

1. Share our social media posts with your followers — you can find our Facebook and Instagram posts here.

2. Post using the hashtags #NationalSchoolResourceOfficerAppreciationDay #NationalSchoolResourceOfficerAppreciationDay2022 #SROsAreValuable

3. Let your members and school safety partners know!