Tag: law enforcement

Safety Law News for 7/11/14

A state legislature joint committee in Arizona approved funding for 118 school safety resource officers on campuses around the state. The School Safety Program Oversight Committee agreed to spend nearly $12 million on the program for the upcoming school year.…

Safety Law News for 7/2/14

Colorado officials report that marijuana is a significantly growing problem in schools, accounting for 32 percent of all expulsions.  The Jackson-Madison County, Tennessee school system will have a full complement of resource officers next school year thanks to an agreement…

Safety Law News for 6/27/14

In an opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices unanimously ruled that law enforcement officials cannot harvest the contents of a cell phone under the “search incident to arrest” exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment. Statistics…

Safety Law News for 5/12/14

Indiana has enacted a law that allows firearms in locked vehicles on school grounds.   Beginning July 1, having a gun in a school parking lot will no longer be a felony.  See Senate Enrolled Act 229.  The N.C. General Assembly…

Safety Law News for 3/31/14

A school resource officer in Jonesboro, Georgia discovers a loaded handgun while assisting educators in enforcing the code of conduct.   The chief of police says simply, “Officer did what he was trained to do.”  U.S. Department of Justice complaint brought…

Safety Law News for 3/27/14

Resource officers from several local law enforcement agencies in Ottawa County, Oklahoma are collaborating to address the issue of child abduction by holding educational assemblies for elementary and middle school students.  The West Virginia Legislature has approved two separate prices…

Safety Law News for 3/24/14

An improved relationship between Oak Ridge, Tennessee police and school officials as well as the hiring of a veteran officer as the second SRO in the high school were credited with helping decrease incidents on campus.  Students in Middletown, Connecticut…

Safety Law News for 1/13/14

A new national study released by Brown University reveals that large numbers of students are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds.  Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the…

Safety Law News for 10/23/12

Teen drinking and driving appears to have dropped nearly 54 percent during the last two decades and the CDC credits both tougher laws and parental involvement. Bullying reports have risen 50 percent in New Jersey schools—while violence, vandalism, and crime…

Safety Law News for 7/20/12

Still illegal: marijuana incidents hold about steady in Indiana, but SROs and judges say that families are more accepting of the drug—and that marijuana abuse is increasingly an intergenerational affair. Early introduction: middle school students chose a name for Jaxx…