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Safety Law News for 7/28/14

July 28, 2014
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  • The Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District has approved a memorandum of understanding with city police that identifies procedures for school resource officers to respond to campus incidents.  The agreement increases communication among students, families, school officials and police, and calls for reports on arrests to be shared.
  •  The school resource officer program in Manitowoc, Wisconsin is being praised for providing more than enforcement and bringing benefits to both the school district and the community.

Safety Law News for 7/23/14

July 23, 2014
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Safety Law News for 7/18/14

July 18, 2014
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  •  In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools assistant principals, principals and school resource officers are undergoing training to ensure that recent revisions to the student code of conduct are understood and that proper practices are applied appropriately to all disciplinary cases.

Safety Law News for 7/11/14

July 11, 2014
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  •  School resource officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, make up the 22nd class of law enforcement officers that have graduated from the 40-hour program on dealing with a person with mental illness in a crisis.  The crisis intervention training is taught by the Wilmington Chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
  •  A Hawkins County, Tennessee program aimed at fifth-graders seeks to deter children from drugs, as well as help them deal with a family member’s addiction.  School resource officers teach the class one day a week for 10 weeks to every fifth-grader in the county school system.

Safety Law News for 7/7/14

July 7, 2014
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  •  A U.S. District Court in Texas upholds a school policy on cyberbullying which prohibits students from, “Send[ing], post[ing] or possess[ing] electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation or illegal, including cyberbulling and ‘sexting’ either on or off school property, if the conduct causes a substantial disruption to the educational environment.”
  •  New data shows the Great Falls, Montana school resource officers program is having a positive effect in lowering the crime rate on campuses.  The 2013-2014 data shows the calls and complaints investigated decreased and the number of responses police made dropped dramatically.

Safety Law News for 7/2/14

July 2, 2014
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  • The San Mateo City Council approved an agreement between the city, the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District and the San Mateo Union High School District Monday night. Each entity will now share the cost to assign three police officers to cover the city’s three middle and high schools.

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