McKinney ISD SRO program receives national recognition

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The school resource officer program at McKinney ISD received recognition as a National Model Agency on April 24 from the National Association of School Resource Officers.

School resource officers, or SROs, are McKinney Police Department officers who have specific training working in schools. These officers patrol campus hallways. Each MISD high school has two dedicated resource officers, and each middle school has one resource officer. The district also has two SROs for all elementary schools.

“This award just adds public recognition to what we already knew—that we have great SROs who are highly trained and care about kids,” Cody Cunningham, MISD chief communications and support services officer, said in a news release.

The Model Agency Award is presented to agencies that showcase training, policies and standards to ensure professional service, according to NASRO’s website.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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