School Resource Officers

Read: Be Prepared! COVID-19 and the Active Shooter

Be Prepared! COVID-19 and the Active Shooter

All schools should have emergency/crisis plans and lockdown procedures in place, and train staff, teachers and students.

Read: Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Additionally, major reforms are being implemented in the hiring and training of SROs.

Read: Report: 10 Essential Actions to Improve School Safety

Report: 10 Essential Actions to Improve School Safety

COPS has just released its latest recommendations on school safety. Here’s a summary of their findings.

Read: Pajaro Valley USD Permanently Eliminates SRO Program

Pajaro Valley USD Permanently Eliminates SRO Program

A survey found many parents and teachers supported keeping the program while many students wanted to the district to take a hybrid approach.

Read: De Blasio Rejects Demands to Remove Police from NYC Schools

De Blasio Rejects Demands to Remove Police from NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio said although he is not prepared to eliminate NYPD presence from schools, he is looking into supplementary “grassroots” alternatives.

Read: UPDATE: Uprisings Prompt Schools to Reconsider Ties with Police

UPDATE: Uprisings Prompt Schools to Reconsider Ties with Police

The Minneapolis school board has terminated its contract with Minneapolis PD, and other K-12 districts may follow suit.

Read: USC Public Safety Chief Addresses the Death of George Floyd

USC Public Safety Chief Addresses the Death of George Floyd

Here’s the letter University of Southern California Department of Public Safety Chief John Thomas sent to his campus community addressing George Floyd’s death and racism in America.

Read: McKinney ISD Receives $400,000 School Security Grant

McKinney ISD Receives $400,000 School Security Grant

McKinney ISD will use the grant funds to install more security cameras and improve its visitor management system, among other things.

Read: Marshall County Executive Denies Grant Application for Additional SROs

Marshall County Executive Denies Grant Application for Additional SROs

Eight school resource officers were originally hired by the county after a 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School that claimed two lives.

Read: Marshall County High School Gets Over $600K for Security Upgrades

Marshall County High School Gets Over $600K for Security Upgrades

The money will be used for a security camera system and exterior door improvements after a student gunman killed two and injured 18 others in 2018.

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