Tag: Arkansas

Safety Law News for October 20, 2017

In Connecticut, the Monroe Board of Education has modified the school resource officer job description to include officers wearing body cameras on school property.  The new language states, “The school resource officer shall use [the] body worn camera in accordance…

Safety Law News for July 13, 2017

In Arkansas, school resource officers are being trained under a new approach to active shooter incidents in schools.  The “solo engagement” protocol is replacing the past policy of waiting for backup before engaging an active shooter. In Alabama, Shelby County…

Safety Law News for April 5, 2017

In North Carolina, the Durham school board is considering changing rules for sharing information with law enforcement officers to avoid deportations of students who may be in the country illegally. In Maryland, the sexual assault in Rockville of a 14-year-old…

Safety Law News for November 9, 2016

In Arkansas, officials in the Little Rock School District have made the decision to pull all officers from its elementary schools.  In its place is a new mobile security system that allows officers to drive to multiple schools to do…

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…

Safety Law News for October 6, 2015

In Utah, a new school safety communications platform has been created. The system is called DIR-S. It incorporates a floor plan of the school and an instant messaging platform that allows all faculty and staff in the building with a…

Safety Law News for May 14, 2015

In Arkansas, the Governor has sign into law HB 1583, legislation that extends the jurisdiction of a school resource officer. Now the SRO will have statewide jurisdiction when accompanying students on a school sanctioned event that takes place outside the…

Safety Law News for 8/1/14

The Dardanelle, Arkansas Board of Education terminated its school resource officer program with the Dardanelle Police Department in favor of partnering with the Yell County Sheriff’s Office for the upcoming school year.  The main reason for the switch was because…

Safety Law News for 10/7/13

Officials in Ohio with the Nelsonville-York City School District are determined to have a school resource officer, but school board members have decided to drop the proposed contract with the Athens County Sheriff’s office and to arrange for an SRO…