Did the "Police" go to court and "win"? Or, were they taken to court and unsuccessfully sued because of long established court precedent regarding the difference between police being required to protect individuals, as individuals, versus protecting the general Public Safety. If you want personalized 24/7/365 protection, hire a security guard. If you want a police officer present at a school (as a SRO), does that mean a "special relationship" has been created guaranteeing the personal safety of each and every individual student (and staff member)? Or, does that just mean the taxpayers are simply paying for a police officer (or deputy) to be present at the school to fulfill his/her normal duties of general law enforcement while present at the school? (Hint: The courts have spoken in regard to this.) No, law enforcement doesn't put "dirtbags in prison". Law enforcement (executive branch) apprehends and brings suspected violators of law before a proper court of jurisdiction, and if the person is tried and convicted (think jury of peers, etc), the court (judicial branch) sentences convicted persons to jail/probation, prison, etc. Now, this can become a bit muddied if any individual can show that a "special relationship" has been created between LE and them, and that may put LE at increased exposure to liability if it can be proven.