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Safety Law News for September 14th, 2018

In Illinois, the deputy inspector general has issued a Report declaring “a disconnect” between Chicago police and Chicago schools.  CPS and Chicago Police do not have an interagency agreement.  There are also no hiring guidelines; no specialized training about dealing with kids; no crisis intervention training; and no de-escalation training for SROs.

In New York, the Garden City Police Department has published a four-part series of articles addressing back-to-school-safety issues. The articles topics include, Safe Driving Practices, School Bus Safety, and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety, and Stranger Danger. 

In Maryland, officials in St. Mary's schools are implementing a weapons abatement program which includes use of 20 handheld metal detector wands to scan students if necessary. 

In New York, school-based law enforcement officers in all 400 New York City public schools will implement a policy of exercising discretion in substituting warning cards instead of criminal summonses to students committing minor offenses, like having a small amount of marijuana.

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