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Departments of Justice/Education Release Tools To Help States Implement School Resource Officers

September 21, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have released new tools to help states, schools, and law enforcement incorporate school resource officers and campus police to create positive learning environments and to keep youth safe. Both the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Education Department released letters to states and districts emphasizing the importance of well-designed school resource officer programs and calling on higher education to implement recommendations from the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Additionally, the departments jointly released the Safe, School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and Respect Rubrics to help education and law enforcement agencies review and, if necessary, revise school resource officer-related policies.


Read the press release announcing the departments' new tools for incorporating school resource officers.

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