Tag: school resource officers

Safety Law News for December 20, 2016

In Michigan, the Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling allowing Ann Arbor Public Schools to enact a district-wide gun ban.  The “weapons-free school zone” policy is in conflict with state open carry gun laws. [Michigan Gun…

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 October 20, 2016

In Delaware, the Senate Public Safety Committee on School Safety released a report that cites an explosion of gang violence and cyberbullying and recommends a ban on cell phones and an increase in school resource officers in all school districts.…

Safety Law News for October 12, 2016

In Rhode Island, officials in Portsmouth received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department for school resource officers.  The funds will go toward two school resource officers. In Indiana, an incident in the Bartholomew Consolidated School district is being…

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools are implementing a program in which teachers ride along with School…

Safety Law News for September 26, 2016

In New York, Broome County officials are implementing again the SRO programs placed on hold when the state cut finding in 2010.  The Whitney Point and Windsor School Districts say the SROs help students feel more comfortable at school. In…

Safety Law News for September 21, 2016

In Missouri, school officials and police in St. Joseph attribute the significant decline in crime referrals to the presence of well-trained school resource officers.  During 2015, referrals dropped by over 60 percent to nearly 449 cases. In Pennsylvania, an Allegheny…

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 July 29, 2016

In New York City, dozens of school resource officers were hospitalized after clashes with students in the first three months of the year, according to NYPD data.  Sixty-nine suffered injuries; 40 were severe enough to require hospital visits.  Out of…

Safety Law News for June 28, 2016

In Virginia, the Hampton Police Division will spend over $1 million in the coming fiscal year to station officers within the city’s schools and provide safe road-crossing for students. In Alabama, the new interagency school safety agreement between Huntsville school…