P3 SRO Model

Promoting Positive Practices SRO Model & Training Program


Discover new guidelines, tools, resources and practices from around the country on the roles of School Resource Officers (SROs), students, educators and others in a safe and positive school environment.

The new Promoting Positive Practices (P3) model and training program has been designed specifically for School Resource Officers (SROs) and their K-12 school-based partners. VTV, in partnership with Virginia Tech’s Center for Applied Behavior Systems, and with cooperative agreement funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Dept. of Justice, have developed an SRO model that emphasizes problem solving and youth development in a positive school climate.

The P3 model will greatly improve positive collaboration among previously non-integrated groups:

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Educators
  • School administrators
  • Mental health stakeholders
  • Other service providers
  • Parents & students

The program enables individually tailored school safety and security plans that incorporate how duties of SROs intersect with all aspects of school safety:

  • Physical security
  • Emergency preparedness & crisis response
  • Prevention & wellness promotion
  • Overall school safety & climate
  • Early identification & support for students at risk of harming themselves or others
  • Mental health & service provision
  • Student, parent & community engagement


To learn how your school can benefit, contact us today.



This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2013CKWXK026 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.