Policing In Schools: Developing A Governance Document For School Resource Officers In K-12 Schools

An ACLU White Paper by Catherine Y. Kim and I. India Geronimo, August 2009

K-12 public schools across the country have begun to deploy law enforcement agents on school grounds in growing numbers. Without addressing the question of whether police officers should be deployed to schools in the first instance, this White Paper posits that if they are deployed, they must be provided with the tools necessary to ensure a safe school environment while respecting the rights of students and the overall school climate.

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