Safety Law News for July 13, 2015

  • In Idaho, the Garden Valley School District is at least 45 minutes away from its police department. Officials have purchased firearms and trained six employees to use them in an emergency.
  • In Alabama, the number of Birmingham high school students arrested on campus has dropped dramatically over the past year – a 63 percent decline. SROs have shifted their focus from being reactive by making arrests to being proactive by mentoring and recommending resources.
  • The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the results and statistics of a three year study on school crime over the past three years. And studies show, the numbers are down – 14 percent in the past three years. Effective use of the SRO is receiving the credit for the downward trend.