The Virginia state government has allotted the money to 33 mostly rural municipalities throughout Virginia, to fund the hiring of security staff.
Before school began in mid-August, the new security aides trained with a student resource officer on protocols and expectations for working on campus. Next month, the security aides will undergo active shooter training led by the Twin Falls Police Department.
In areas with no local police coverage, state police troopers will be required to stop by campuses once per shift, a total of three times a day.
The current security staff cannot arrest and transport people to the Macon County Jail and does not have crisis situation training. Richland officials hope that the Public Safety Department will strengthen the school’s ability to handle on-campus situations.
Armed DPS troopers are now on-site at the campus multiple times a day, getting to know the school’s layout, students and staff, according to TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen.
NASRO has created recommended national standards and best practices for school resource officer (SRO) programs
Lake Travis ISD schools will see more troopers on campus this year.
Palisades Park schools suspends security program and calls for investigation into the hiring of security guards.
Rio Rancho Public Schools already has school resource officers on campuses, but the armed security guards would be employed by the district.
Florida legislators disagree with Gov. Rick Scott when it comes to security on school campuses.