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Arkansas Police Chief Takes Pay Cut to Add School Resource Officer

The chief of police for the Palestine (AR) Police Department is being praised for giving up part of his paycheck to ensure that the department could add a full-time school resource officer at the local K-12 public school.

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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.

Technology Preview: Detecting Weapons with Radio Waves

First Responder Technologies is working on a system that uses WiFi to improve the security of public buildings.

Pennsylvania School Police Officers to Lose Arrest Powers

Seven months after a Snyder County judge granted full arrest powers to Selinsgrove Area School District Police Chief Mark Wolfberg and two of his part-time officers, Pennsylvania lawmakers have stripped much of their authority away.

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.

Retired Corrections Officers Can Now Patrol NJ Schools

A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.

Ritron Inc. Introduces Radio-To-Intercom Bridge for School Safety

The Radio-To-Intercom Bridge from Ritron is a radio receiver designed to add a critical layer of security to a school’s communication system. The receiver connects to an existing wired Public Address Intercom system and allows authorized business band 2-way radios to make announcements over the existing intercom speakers.

Iowa Department Seeks to Add School Resource Officers

The Dubuque Police Department has just five SROs to protect the 19 schools in the district, so they want to add three more.

Nebraska Lawmaker Proposes Law to Ban School Resource Officers

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers—the longest-serving state senator in the history of the Cornhusker State—has introduced legislation that would ban law enforcement officers from patrolling school halls.

Florida School Hires Combat Veterans to Protect Against Active Shooters

Principal Bill Jones said he wants to make sure if an armed intruder were to enter the campus of Manatee School for the Arts, which has a student population of about 2,100 middle and high school students, they would be met with swift, overwhelming and deadly force.