Tag: School Resource Officer Program

Safety Law News for September 8, 2017

In Arizona, the Phoenix City Council has approved agreements with 22 area districts at 94 schools to provide 83 school resource officers immediately. In Illinois, the new police chief of the City of Niles unveiled several initiatives designed to bolster…

Safety Law News for June 28, 2017

In Ohio, the Ohio Court of Appeals upheld a trial court ruling that found a 12-year-old delinquent for violating a state law that provides that “No person, with knowledge of its character or content, shall recklessly… [d]irectly sell, deliver, furnish,…

Safety Law News for November 20, 2015

In Rochester, New York, forty-one teachers have been assaulted since September. The year before that it was 13. The teachers are making an appeal before the Rochester City School District board to voice concerns about their safety, as well as…

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 11/17/14

In New Jersey, Hackensack School District officials reached an agreement with the Mayor and City Council to continue the school resource officer program by placing two resource officers in the high and middle schools until the 2018-2019 school year. The…

Safety Law News for 11/11/14

In Massachusetts, new law requires every chief of police, in consultation with the superintendent, to assign at least one school resource officer to serve the school district.  The roadblock for many cash-strapped local police departments and school districts in implementing…

Safety Law News for 8/22/14

The percentage of American parents who fear for their child’s physical safety in school is at 27% according to a new Gallup Poll on school safety. In Hillsborough County, Florida, the school district has implemented a new school security plan.…

Safety Law News for 8/18/14

A staffing shortage of 18 officers at the Fargo, North Dakota Police Department means school resource officers are going to be pulled out of schools and placed back into squad cars.  The Police Department and Fargo Public Schools are collaborating…

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 5/27/14

The Florida Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict that found a school board negligent for failing to discipline a student with an extensive disciplinary history. [Duval County School Bd. v. Buchanan ex rel. Cox]  The U.S. Department of Justice…