Tag: school resource officer

Safety Law News for February 14, 2018

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Education and the Trump Administration has decided to discontinue the prior policy of investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students barred from school bathrooms that match their gender identity.   In Maryland, the…

Safety Law News for January 31, 2018

In Florida, the Florida District Court of Appeal applied the exigent circumstances exception to affirm the conviction of a shooter who seriously injured a student by firing several bullets towards a bus stop near an elementary school.  Evidence used in…

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 11, 2018

In Ottawa, Canada, Carleton University researchers have released an extensive two-year study of a local School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The research is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 Grade 9 students and 100 interviews with SROs, their bosses,…

Safety Law News for December 15, 2017

In New Mexico, Las Cruces officials disagree over how to respond to active shooter situations.  For now, the plan is to lock down the school, evacuate if necessary, and then fight in self-defense. In Wisconsin, school resource officers in the…

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 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 18, 2017

In South Carolina, the school board for Horry County Schools replaced their school resource officer program after a budget struggle with the County Police Department.  Armed security officers hired by U.S. Security Associates will replace the school resource officers. In…