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School Resource Officers

Read: Police Engaged with Santa Fe Gunman for 25 Minutes Before Surrender

Police Engaged with Santa Fe Gunman for 25 Minutes Before Surrender

A school resource officer was shot during the encounter and remains in critical condition; the gunman was not hit in the gunfire with police.

Read: SRO Exchanges Gunfire With Expelled Illinois High School Student

SRO Exchanges Gunfire With Expelled Illinois High School Student

The Dixon High School SRO is being praised for his quick response to the school shooting.

Read: NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

The annual report also found primary schools opting to hire sworn law enforcement officers has grown faster than that of secondary schools.

Read: Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Following Governor Scott’s requirement to place one security officer in each Florida school by August, many school districts are having to adjust their safety plans to stay within budget.

Read: In Rush to Add School Security Officers, Don’t Lose Sight of Best Practices

In Rush to Add School Security Officers, Don’t Lose Sight of Best Practices

Putting police officers in schools can make a big impact on school safety— if it’s done right!

Read: Normandy Security Officer Charged After Tasing Middle Schooler

Normandy Security Officer Charged After Tasing Middle Schooler

Normandy security officers are not authorized to use stun guns and are all now banned from carrying any protective device.

Read: Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

If approved by the governor, the bill would allow local education agencies to hire off-duty law enforcement officers to serve as armed school security officers.

Read: 85% of Broward County Deputies Have ‘No Confidence’ in Sheriff

85% of Broward County Deputies Have ‘No Confidence’ in Sheriff

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association cited a “laundry list” of grievances and crushed morale as reasons why they do not have confidence in their leader.

Read: Reports Support Claims BSO Deputies Hid During Parkland Shooting

Reports Support Claims BSO Deputies Hid During Parkland Shooting

One report from the Coral Springs Police Department alleges a Broward County deputy knew the gunman’s location but hid behind a tree.

Read: Access Control, SROs at Forefront of Many School Safety Plans

Access Control, SROs at Forefront of Many School Safety Plans

School districts in Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia are among many whose approved budgets for additional security include access control and school resource officers.

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