January 30, 2019

  • In Florida, the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, held that the Palm Beach County School Board did not violate the rights of its employees by requiring all applicants for substitute teacher positions to submit to and pass a drug test as a condition of e...

January 26, 2019

  • In New Mexico, the United States District Court upheld searches by school officials of an entire class after a student reported that someone stole $210. The court held that the pat down searches were “justified at its inception because Defendants possessed reasonable s...

January 23, 2019

  • In South Carolina, legislation has been introduced that would add an additional 7% tax on all gun sales, to be used to hire school resource officers at every school in the state. House Bill 3109 would supply resource officers in the nearly 600 public schools that are c...

January 18, 2019

  • In Tennessee, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office will be the first law enforcement agency to use a new technology that detects when a deputy’s ballistic vest is shot or stabbed and sends an alert to the department. Every SRO has been provided with a smartphone capable...

January 16, 2019

  • In Congress, a bill, called the Promoting Resource Officers Together for Exceptionally Critical Targets with Key Investments in Districts and Schools Act, or “Protect Kids Act,” has been introduced. The legislation sets aside $250 million in matching grants to hire...

January 11, 2019

  • In New York, a Long Island school district is negotiating an amendment to its SRO program to limit the role of school-based police officers. The goal is to prevent immigrant students from being detained and deported on questionable evidence of gang involvement. 

  • In Ken...

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