February 27, 2019

• In North Carolina, the Boilings Springs Police Department is replacing the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in the school resource officer program.  School officials said that having local officers on campus, familiar with the community, was making a real difference...

February 13, 2019

• In California, the Salinas City Elementary School District, for the third time, rejected a school resource officer program.  The 4-0 vote, with one abstention, reflects the community’s disapproval of the presence of police on their campuses.  One board member is oppo...

February 9, 2019

  • In Washington State, officials in the Spokane Public Schools are under criticism for hiring a school resource officer who's repeatedly been accused of using excessive force.

 

  • In North Carolina, the report by the school safety committee created by the Governor after the...

February 7, 2019

• In New York, the “Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools” have announced its release of an eight point school security plan which addresses the safety needs of the Saratoga Springs school district.  The plan acknowledges the concerns of parents on both sides of the schoo...

February 2, 2019

  • In Tennessee, officials in Cheatham County schools say vaping and e-cigarettes are a growing problem. 65 citations have been issued so far this school year, up from 20 citations last school year. Officials fear that many of the students are becoming addicted to nicotin...

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...

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