San Francisco takes lead in defining role of school police

As debate over harsh school discipline heats up nationwide, San Francisco is taking a lead role among big cities by formally limiting the role of police on campuses and requiring specific types of training for school-based officers.

The California city known for its progressive politics is putting the final touches this month on a new agreement, or memorandum of understanding, between the city’s police department and schools that’s designed to further restrain law enforcement involvement in routine discipline and ensure that arrests of students are a last resort.

By: Susan Ferriss, Center for Public Integrity

San Francisco takes lead in defining role of school police, sets limits on interrogations and arrests (via

Categories: Children, Teens & Youth, Family & Relationships, Policy & Politics

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