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School Resource Officer article
George Mirich
Monday, December 09, 2019

School Resource Officers Do More Than Just Law Enforcement

The AP (12/8, Melia) reports that police officers assigned to monitor schools in the wake of a series of mass shootings do more than act in an emergency. “Beyond their law enforcement role, the model for school resource officers endorsed by the US Justice Department enlists them also as mentors, informal counselors and educators on topics ranging from bullying to drunk driving with the goal of promoting school safety.” School resource officers are entrusted with safety concerns, but also look to build meaningful relationships with the students they are there to protect.