Cape Coral training event for SROs to provide the best school protection

In 17 days your children are going back to school and so are the police. Police officers will have new training this year to keep your kids safe.

The first order of business for the Cape Coral City Council on Monday is to approve a new cost-sharing agreement. The agreement is to keep a Cape Coral police officer in each public and charter school in the city.

Once the agreement is approved, the training will start, likely on Wednesday.

There is a new emphasis on mental health and the National Group is coming into school. These are student resource officers on crisis intervention techniques.

They will learn how to deescalate situations with kids that have personality disorders and autism. There is also a seminar on how Lee County’s Mental Health Court operates. Instead of jail, there are options to get kids to help.

Finally, the officers will learn about the crises schools may face, making sure they have the latest training to effectively combat these situations.

Joe Coviello, the Cape Coral mayor, told WINK News the city’s adequately trained and equipped SRO program ensures a safe learning environment for students.

Reporter:Nicole Lauren
Writer:Michael Mora
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