Tag: California

Safety Law News for February 2, 2018

In California, officials in Bakersfield are assigning two full-time officers to work with at-risk students to combat high rates of absenteeism.  The new program is a TRIAD-based approach, designed to build a positive relationship between students and law enforcement and…

Safety Law News for January 25, 2018

In California, the Court of Appeal held that for purposes of Fourth Amendment analysis, “school officials,” include police officers who are assigned to high schools as resource officers as well as the backup officers who are called to assist them.…

Safety Law News for January 17, 2018

In Tennessee, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, juvenile court officials, judges, and district attorneys are reacting to the Report by the Blue-Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice.  The Report calls for a major overhaul in the juvenile justice system.  Included…

Safety Law News for December 13, 2017

In California, the Vallejo school board agreed to a contract with the City of Vallejo to extend and expand the school resource officer program.  The educators stated that the district has been happy with the performance of the SROs.  However,…

Safety Law News for November 13, 2017

In Florida, Miami-Dade schools are implementing a new campus safety program. “Enhancing School Safety Officer Effectiveness through Online Professional and Job Embedded Coaching,” is an anti-violence program, funded by a $1 million federal grant from the National Institute of Justice. …

Safety Law News for October 27, 2017

In Indiana, six officers from Clark County’s juvenile probation program will relocate their offices to the middle and high schools in Clarksville Community Schools, Greater Clark County Schools and West Clark Community Schools.  The policy is designed to provide students…

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 September 6, 2017

In California, officials at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are implanting a new disciplinary program with Monterey County juvenile justice agencies.  “Advocating Responsible Choices” is basically a diversion program that relies upon school resource officers who make the initial…

Safety Law News for August 9, 2017

In California, Salinas City Council member Tony Villegas speaks to the necessity of the local school resource officer program.  “In my opinion, I believe a lot of [opponents] have been fed misinformation or don’t understand exactly what the city is…