State law requires SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 17a-22bb. Implementation plan for meeting mental emotional and behavioral needs of children. Departmental strategies. Reports. Training. Reimbursement. Children and youth in secure detention or correctional confineme
(c) Local law enforcement agencies and local and regional boards of education that employ or engage school resource officers shall, provided federal funds are available, train school resource officers in nationally recognized best practices to prevent students with mental health issues from being victimized or disproportionately referred to the juvenile justice system as a result of their mental health issues.