Mo Canady holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. He is a former Lieutenant with the City of Hoover Police Department in Hoover, Alabama. The last twelve years of his career were spent as the supervisor of the School Services Division. After a 25 year career, He retired from the Hoover Police Department in 2011.
He was appointed as an instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in 2001 and a NASRO board member in 2005. He is a past President of the Alabama Association of School Resource Officers.
Mo now serves as the Executive Director for NASRO. He recently testified on the matter of SRO National Standards before The Federal Commission on School Safety. He has also testified on the matter of school safety before the United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
He is a co-author of the national report; “To Protect and Educate – The School Resource Officer and the Prevention of Violence in Schools”.