CUBE: December 10, 2015: The Role of School Resource Officers: To Keep Schools Safe But Not Criminalize Student Misbehavior

Thursday, December 10, 2015

While school-based police can be a positive influence when working in our urban schools, it is clear their role must be different than that of officers patrolling city streets. Once assigned to a school, the officer—often identified as a school resource officer (SRO)--should be a combination of teacher, counselor, and law enforcement officer. The job of SROs is to keep schools safe and engage with students, not to involve themselves in school disciplinary matters.  

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