The safety committee’s plan involves hiring 16 police officers to help patrol at elementary school campuses. There are already police officers in place at each of the district’s middle and high school campuses.
Many Maine campuses are adding school resource officers in addition to their other security measures. According to data collected by University of Southern Maine research analyst Danielle Layton, Maine had at least 82 school resource officers as of this fall.
“Nothing is more sacred to us than the safety of our students and staff,” Superintendent of Schools Danny A. Robertozzi said.
Extra public safety officers have been assigned to patrol on campus, and Muhlenberg Township police have supplied additional patrol cars and officers to patrol during the evening, night and early morning.
Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is increasing its safety and security protocols by increasing law enforcement presence on campus after the third robbery near campus in the past month.
McCrum will join Rotterdam Police Officer Mike Rumbaugh, the district’s school resource officer, as the district’s armed security.
City and school officials in Lincoln, Nebraska, have proposed and drafted a new evaluation process for the school resource officer program in Lincoln’s middle and high schools. The evaluation process would involve five-year data trends and surveys of parents, staff and students.
John Hopkins is looking into implementing an on-campus police force for effective security.
“The mission is a little different. In the FBI, the job was to keep the country safe. At the university, it will be my job to keep the campus, students and staff safe as well,” King said.