Armed Officers

Read: UPDATE: Long Beach SSO Who Fatally Shot Teen Has Been Fired

UPDATE: Long Beach SSO Who Fatally Shot Teen Has Been Fired

Before joining LBUSD in January, Eddie Gonzalez had served just a few months as a police officer in two cities.

Read: Denver Public Schools Wants to Give Safety Officers Ability to Ticket Students

Denver Public Schools Wants to Give Safety Officers Ability to Ticket Students

Denver Public Schools created its own armed police force after cutting ties with the Denver Police and phasing out 18 SROs.

Read: Humboldt State Implements Hybrid Approach to Campus Safety

Humboldt State Implements Hybrid Approach to Campus Safety

Humboldt State University is creating a new unarmed campus patrol position to combine with existing armed campus police officers.

Read: Oakland USD Board Unanimously Votes Out Police Department

Oakland USD Board Unanimously Votes Out Police Department

Chief Jeff Godown agrees with the decision, stating 70% of calls his department receives should be handled by behavorial health specialists or counselors.

Read: Johns Hopkins Delays Plans for Private Armed Police Force

Johns Hopkins Delays Plans for Private Armed Police Force

JHU joins the growing list of school districts and colleges terminating contracts with police departments or reconsidering how they police their campuses.

Read: Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

The push for removing police from schools and diverting funds toward social supports for students has gained traction following the killing of George Floyd.

Read: Deputy Fired After Stoneman Douglas Shooting Gets Job Back

Deputy Fired After Stoneman Douglas Shooting Gets Job Back

An arbitator determined the deputy should be rehired with back pay due to a procedural issue and poor wording in an investigative report.

Read: Oregon State University to Start Own Police Force

Oregon State University to Start Own Police Force

The Corvallis campus currently contracts with the Oregon State Police for law enforcement services, which will end June 30.

Read: Syracuse Hires Ex-Attorney General to Investigate Its Police Department

Syracuse Hires Ex-Attorney General to Investigate Its Police Department

Students have criticized the school’s police department for its response to student sit-ins and protests following dozens of racist incidents.

Read: Kentucky SROs Must Carry Guns Under New Law

Kentucky SROs Must Carry Guns Under New Law

The new requirement adds to a 2019 state law, which called for school resource officers in nearly each of its 1,500 public schools.

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