|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
DEFINITION: All COPS in Schools awards contain an additional grant condition that requires the officers deployed into the schools as a result of the CIS grant and one designated school administrator per grant to attend COPS-sponsored School Resource Officer (SRO) Training. Applicants to the CIS program are required to agree to this condition at the time of application submission. Departments are encouraged to attend the training in the early stages of the grant, but, in all cases, departments must complete their training during the life of the grant. Under the actual grant condition, the SRO(s) deployed to work in the schools as a result of the grant and one school administrator, representing the lead partnering agency, are required to attend this team-based training.
COMPLIANCE: The COPS Office will verify compliance through documentation evidencing that the training was completed before the grant period ended.