Safety Law News for December 16, 2015

  • In Nebraska, the Lincoln Police Department will begin to include de-escalation tactics into its defensive and control tactics training. It is part of an assessment into how officers diffuse tense situations. When an officer does use force, a report must be filled out to explain what he or she did before using force.
  • In Massachusetts, A long-awaited external audit of the Worchester schools’ security measures recommends making more than $1 million worth of “critical” improvements, from creating a new emergency management administrator position to increasing security at school entrances.
  • In an extension of restorative justice discipline policies, New York City officials are considering new rules that would prohibit school administrators from notifying school police about crimes that include graffiti, vandalism, harassment, bullying, disorderly conduct and refusal to provide identification.