Safety Law News for August 11, 2016

  • In South Carolina, the State Board of Education is proposing new rules that would redefine how school resource officers will interact with students. The proposed rules say an SRO should not get involved until student behavior becomes criminal. Other counties are already moving in this direction.
  • In Arkansas, the circuit judge of the juvenile court in Conway is meeting with all of the school resource officers to talk about how they can make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • In Wisconsin, a collaborative agreement between the La Crosse School District and the La Crosse Police Department aims to support and improve community relations with youth without having to criminalize acts that could be viewed as normal adolescent behaviors.