Training and Exercise

MCSS offers various training opportunities for both law enforceme​nt and school officials. 

Here are some of the trainings we offer.​​​


Trainings Offered by MCSS​

Maryland Model School Resource Officer (SRO)/School Security Employee Training Program​​


2022 updated School Resource Officer (SRO)/School Security Employee (SSE) Training Program flyerRevised 2022 SRO/SSE Training Document

2022 SRO/SSE Training is in Session

MCSS staff, along with state and local subject matter experts, are once again in the classroom providing training to the dedicated individuals serving as SROs and SSEs throughout the State. In 2021, MCSS began the work of updating our model SRO and SSE training. The goal of the updates was to expand the program with new and much-needed modules in order to provide deeper training. Working closely with our local and state subject matter experts (SMEs), MCSS expanded training modules on De-escalationDisability and Diversity AwarenessImplicit Bias, and Restorative Approaches.

Additionally, we added several new models to the training program including:

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dangers of Devices
  • Normative Adolescent Behaviors
  • Understanding Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
  • Mandated Data Collection and Safe Schools Maryland

The additions and changes will be built into a professional development class that will be made available to previously trained SROs and SSEs.

SRO SSE Training Schedule for 2023 

​​Class Code
Virtual​Live In-person​Location​
Feb 06-09​Feb 13-16​Cambridge MD​
Mar 13-16​Mar 20-23​Montgomery Co​unty
23-03​​Apr 17-20
Apr 24-27​Baltimore Co​unty
23-04​May 08-11​May 15-18​​Western MD
23-05​Jun 12-15​Jun 20-23​Central MD​
23-06​​Aug 14-17
Aug 21-24​Southern MD​
Oct 23-26​
Oct 30-Nov 2​
Northern MD​​

Understanding the Role of the SRO Class


Course Training Flyer​

​This course is designed for the staff and administrators at schools where School Resource Officers are assigned in Maryland. SRO supervisors are encouraged to take this class as well. Especially SRO supervisors that have no previous SRO experience. 

This course will provide the trainee with an understanding of spatial empathy as a basis for cooperative interaction and insight of each party as to the scope of the role of the other.

Many times, administrators ask the SROs to complete tasks and participate in matters beyond the scope of their agency's policies and in contradiction to the law.  In contrast, SROs sometimes have a skewed perception of the role, goals, policies and objectives of the administrator. 

At the completion of this training, the trainee will become familiar with the:

  • History and role of the SRO​

  • Foundations of a successful SRO program

  • Purpose and use of the memorandum of understanding

  • Criminality vs. discipline

  • Enhancing an effective spatial interaction, partnership

The course will be taught with a mix of lecture and small group activity.  The group activity will take place during a working lunch following the classroom lecture.

This course can be easily modified to target the SRO as a student and build a better understanding of the role of the School Administrator.​

Behavior Threat Assessment Team Requirements and Best Practices


What is Behavioral Threat Assessment?

 Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) is a fact-based, systematic process designed to identify, inquire, assess, and manage potentially dangerous or violent situations. BTA is crafted, to design a plan to intervene effectively to gather a holistic picture of an indi-vidual that may be on a pathway to violence.

Purpose of Exercise

 The purpose of this exercise activity is to prepare Behavior Threat Assessment (BTA) team members to effectively perform their individual role and responsibilities, while collaborating as a member of the team to consider information that culminates in a decision, during an assessment.​

Request Training

 Please fill this form for Behavior Threat Assessment Team Requirements and Best Practices​ Training from MCSS.

Additional Trainings


Our team members are also certified to teach the following topics:

  • Psychological First Aid
  • Severe Bleeding Control
  • Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous Reporting System
    • To request an SSMD appearance visit SafeSchoolsMD
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    • Select the "For Schools" tab
    • Select "Schedule" for the Safe Schools Appearance Request form. 
  • School Emergency Planning
  • Active Assailant Training
  • Gangs in School
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Implicit Bias
  • The Dangers of Devices -Training Request Flyer
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design ​​​

Request Training


MCSS offers various training opportunities for both law enforcement and school officials. 

Our training team will reach out to you via email or a phone call with more information once your form has been submitted.

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