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Preventing School Shootings is Everybody's Business

Earlier this week, we reported on two separate incidents in which police in California arrested four teens—three in the first case, one in the second—possibly preventing two school shootings. You want to know another great way to prevent active killers in schools? Stop glorifying those atrocities and the sick murderers who commit them.

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California SRO Prevents Woman's Suicide

An officer with the Los Angeles School Police Department was patrolling a high school campus in preparation for a football game when he received word that a woman atop a nearby building was threatening to jump to her death.

Once a Shelter Dog, K-9 Joins Alabama Police Department

A dog that was once in peril of being put down at a Georgia animal shelter is now a K-9 with the Headland (AL) Police Department.

Colorado School Resource Officer Helps Boy Walk

Officer Brad Gagon built a strength trainer to help a boy with cerebral palsy practice walking.

Montana Department to Host Back-to-School Event Emphasizing Safety and School Supplies

Officers with the Cut Bank (MT) Police Department will soon host the fifth annual "Kids Day in the Park" event, using the occasion to emphasize school safety and give free backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need.

Tennessee Police Captain Derides SROs as Not "Real Cops"

A captain with the Knoxville Police Department was conducting a briefing in June—that was reportedly captured on audio—during which he openly mocked anyone who wanted to become a school resource officer (SRO).

Texas School District Soon to Get its Own Small Police Department

The Plainview Independent School District (ISD) is drawing ever closer to getting its own six-officer police department as the startup agency nears state approval.

POLICE Survey: How Would You Make Schools Safer?

We asked our readers what they would do to prevent school shootings and improve law enforcement response to such incidents, and we got a lot of interesting answers.

NASRO Names 2 National School Resource Officers of the Year

This year, NASRO presented its SRO of the Year award to two recipients: Officer Lorenzo Beltran of the Ceres (CA) Police Department and Officer Richard Parenti of the Scituate (RI) Police Department.

FL Officer Dies of Heart Attack at Police Athletic Camp

Steven Brown, 40, suffered a fatal heart attack June 12 after completing his third day leading the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League's Police Camp.