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Fired School Safety Officer Faces Murder Charge

A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., who was fired last month after fatally shooting an 18-year-old mother has been charged with murder, said the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office on Wednesday.

Terminated School Safety Officer Could Face Homicide Charges

A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., has been fired following an incident that left an 18-year-old mother brain-dead, and the Long Beach Police Department has opened a homicide investigation.



A Contentious Debate Rages

A Contentious Debate Rages

Safety for some is not “inclusive safety” for all. A contentious debate rages on college campuses today to defund and abolish campus police.

Control the Panic

Successful emergency response, and the safety of everyone inside of school buildings, relies on more than just a system that only sends alerts. Below are four key actions a school panic button should empower its users to take.

Teenager Subdued with Stun Gun After Attacking School Officer, Police Say

Police say that a teenager and former student at Brighton High School in Cotton Heights, Utah, attacked a school resource officer and tried to take her firearm.

Calif. District Votes to Hire Police for Extracurricular Events

In June, the San Jose Unified School District in San Jose, Calif., voted to end its school officer resource program. However, on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 12, the board voted to hire off-duty SJPD officers as security for extracurricular activities and events on campus.

University of Utah Police to Implement Body-Worn Cameras

The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced that its campus police will now use body-worn cameras. According to a news release, the purpose of the body cameras is to “promote accountability; increase public trust; provide supportive documentation for complaints, investigations and prosecutions; and improve training opportunities.”

Pentagon Police Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Building

Officials have confirmed that a police officer was killed on Tuesday, Aug. 3, during a violent incident at a Metro bus platform outside the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The fallen officer’s identity has not yet been publicly released. A suspect was shot and killed by responding law enforcement officers at the scene.

University of Utah Pledges to Increase Female Police Presence

The University of Utah Police Department has committed to joining the 30x30 initiative, a national coalition pledging to increase representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030.

Calif. School District Ends On-Campus Police Presence

The Pomona Unified School District in Pomona, Calif., recently elected to end on-campus police presence and patrols following a multi-year community activism campaign. The district will instead turn to proctors trained in de-escalation methods as a first method of resolving disputes between students.

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