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School Police Departments and SRO Programs: An Analysis

Posted by on February 20, 2010

Three veteran school police and security administrators, in independent interviews this past week, each revealed three common threads of critical elements for successful school police and/or School Resource Officer (SRO)  programs: Selecting the right officer:  The officer must want to work in schools.  There must be a “good fit” for the officer and the school.  The […]

School Resource Officers (SROs): Training, Selection, and Communication are Keys

Posted by on February 19, 2010

Curt Lavarello has over 24 years experience in the field of school-based policing.  It doesn’t take him long to identify the top three critical elements of a successful School Resource Officer (SRO) program: Complete agency commitment to the program from the chief/sheriff and throughout all areas of the agency;  The selection and training of the right persons to […]

School Police and Security Staffing: School Security Expert, Chuck Hibbert

Posted by on February 18, 2010

Yesterday’s post  focused on school police departments.  Today, we take a look at school police and staffing in smaller and mid-sized school districts. Chuck Hibbert is the president of Hibbert Safe School Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a consultant to National School Safety and Security Services.  He retired after 21 years of service overseeing school police officers and security services in MSD […]

School Police Departments: Training, Support, and the Right Officer

Posted by on February 17, 2010

Jack Martin knows the right school police officer with the proper training and support from school administrators can make a difference in protecting our nation’s schools.  He also knows potential failure factors are countless. Retired School Police Chief Brings Credentials, Experienced Perspective Jack Martin retired after serving 12 years as Supervisor of Security and Chief of […]

School Resource Officers (SROs) and School Police Departments

Posted by on February 16, 2010

Memphis Schools’ superintendent, Dr. Kriner Cash, wants it.  Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin is strongly against it.  The Memphis Mayor, A C Wharton, is now against it. State legislators are trying to determine whether or not to make it legal. So what is the “it” that has these school and city leaders in Memphis in a […]