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LEWISBURG, Pa. – Twenty-five law enforcement officers from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond are learning how to connect with young students and identify problems before they surface during a weeklong school resource officer course being held at Bucknell University this week.

The course is being taught through Friday at Larison Hall off St. George Street by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). The course, which prepares officers to establish and run school resource programs, includes classes in the "foundations of school-based policing," "effective communications in schools," and "critical incident management," among other topics.

School resource officers work in middle and high schools to provide support and crime prevention, said Joe Goralczyk, NASRO Region 2 director and the instructor of this week's course.

"We have worked to provide Bucknell as a central location for law enforcement training," said Jason Friedberg, director of Public Safety at Bucknell. "School resource officers are a valuable component of law enforcement in our schools and we're happy to support their training here."

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Posted July 10, 2007