Safety Law News for March 1, 2016

  • In Virginia, the legislature is considering HB 487 that if enacted would relieve school resource officers of the duty to enforce school board rules and codes of student conduct.   The House easily passed a bill 95-2.  It now awaits consideration by the Senate.
  • In Texas, the Hutto Independent School District has created a police department to match the district’s recent growth.  The department is requiring each officer have at least three years experience, and the new sergeant will have at least five years experience.
  • In Georgia, the Atlanta Public Schools is forming it own police force.  Officials announced that it is seeking sworn police officers and other personnel for its new in-house safety and security department.