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Thursday, September 22, 2016
U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Recommendations on School-Based Policing
U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) recently released the
SECURe (Safe School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and
Respect) State and Local Policy Rubric, which provides information and
recommendations for use by state and local governments that are developing or
revising written agreements and regulations related to school-based policing.
SECURe has a stated goal of "preventing unnecessary or inappropriate
arrests, referrals to law enforcement, contact with the juvenile justice
system, and violations of civil rights laws." It includes example policies
and five specified "action steps" to help ensure school-based
officers are incorporated into the learning environment. You can read more at http://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/secure-policy.pdf.