Our local high school has a police officer assigned to it. He wears his uniform, vest, badge and carries a gun. His CV is parked in front of the building.
Prior to being assigned to a school officers must take a one week (40 hr) course at the police academy on how to be a SRO. Then another SRO acts as a FTO for awhile.
It's worked out rather well. The officer has to exercise good judgement between enforcing the law and mere school discipline. Most kids get along with him.
PS: a local school system just announced that come January 2 they will have police officers stationed at their schools. They say it will be expensive but necessary for the protection of students. Maybe LaPierre's speech got to them.
Last edited by WT; 12-22-2012 at 10:16..