Tag Archives: SRO

Upcoming Seminars and Webinars — January 2015

The National Center for School Engagement will be hosting a 1.5 day seminar, “Evaluating Your Truancy Reduction Program,” in Denver, Colorado on January 22-23, 2015.  For more information, including the agenda and registration information, go here. The National Center for … Continue reading

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In re R.M. — Search of Backpack by SRO

In re R.M. (Ind. Ct. App. November 13, 2014) centers around a backpack left in a classroom with the teacher’s permission.  When the student did not return for the backpack, the teacher contacted a school resource officer (SRO), who searched the backpack. … Continue reading

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SRO’s and Provocation Infraction Tickets

Kim Kilbride with the South Bend Tribune has written a detailed article about the practice of some South Bend school resource officers who write infraction tickets for Provocation pursuant to I.C. 35-42-2-3.  In Ms. Kilbride’s investigation, the use of these infraction … Continue reading

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SEA 85 — School Resource Officers

SEA 85 amends, in part, IC 20-26-18.2-1, which defines a school resource officer and modifies the training requirements.  The amendments become effective July 1, 2014. A “school resource officer” means, in part, an individual who is: (A) employed by a … Continue reading

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SRO’s in School, Increased Juvenile Court Involvement

Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools, published by the Justice Policy Institute, details the statistical realities of having School Research Officers (SRO’s) in schools, including: Schools do not need SRO’s to be safe — Research shows that … Continue reading

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New SRO Law — SEA 1

The school resource officer (SRO) bill, SEA 1, was signed into law on May 7, 2013.  Concerns about the direction that Indiana and other states are taking by expanding the role of SRO and how that role relates to the school-to-prison … Continue reading

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