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5 Steps Schools Must Get Right When Arming Campus Police

Address Community Concerns

There may be more push back than you think when the idea of arming officers first arises. Rather than marginalizing those views, however, school boards and administrators should pay close attention to community concerns. An inclusive deliberation stage will help ensure your program is more robust and safeguarded.

Additionally, letting skeptics detail their concerns (which are oftentimes legitimate) will give them more peace of mind in the end and prove to the community that you’re developing a program that’s in their best interest. Creating an us-versus-them dynamic opens school officials up to repercussions the moment the slightest thing goes wrong.

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