Safety Law News for 8/7/14

  • Huntsville, Alabama police are implementing a “Zero Tolerance” policy for enforcing traffic laws in both public and private school zones, especially at the beginning and ending of the school day.
  •  The State of Florida allocates safe school funds by looking at the county crime rate. Schools in counties with a lowering crime rate are punished with a decrease in safe schools funding.  Jackson County officials have been forced to dip into the general revenue fund and safe school funds to cover the additional cost to keep resource officers on school campuses.
  •  Officials in Wareham, Massachusetts have eliminated their school resource officer program as part of an effort to cut expenses from its budget.  Despite the preferences of the school superintendent and parents, the program will not come back to the schools this year.