School Climate, Student Discipline, and the Implementation of School Resource Officers

Female police officer on a school basketball court.

Published by the National Institute of Justice, this report examines the impacts of School Resource Officers (SROs) on outcomes related to school climate and student suspension rates, with a focus on racial differences and the role of school context. This study also examines how SROs perceive their roles and how these roles may be shaped by school contexts.

A copy of the report can be viewed at