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Small OH Department Strives for Big Youth Impact

"They need to see and have a consistent observation that the police are good at really, really, young ages because your imprinting years are from 0 to 8. So, if they have all of these positive experiences with us, that is going to stay with them the rest of their lives,” Chief Tom Wetzel says.

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Detroit Police Officers Mentor Local Teens at Public Schools

Officers with the Detroit Police Department are mentoring young people at six local area high schools in an effort to create better relationships, and to help teens navigate their pathway toward adulthood.

California Department Donates Traffic Safety Equipment to Local Schools

Officers with the La Mesa (CA) Police Department recently donated $3,000 worth of traffic safety equipment to six local elementary schools to help parents and teachers keep children safe during drop-off and pick-up from school.

Tennessee SRO Opens Camp for Special Needs Girls

After a school resource officer with the Nashville Metro Police Department learned a girl with special needs at her school was being held out of a camp sponsored in part by the local FOP, she decided to spend her own money and time to create a camp for girls like her.

Policing On Halloween: Balancing Safety and Fantasy

Let's review some of the things that make patrolling on the final day of October unlike any other day of the year.

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.

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.

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.

Upstate New York Officer Announces Run for School Board Seat

Paul Kudela—who has worked as a patrol officer for the department and is currently a detective—said that his background as a former teacher in the Niagara Falls City School District will allow him to make informed decisions that enhance the quality of education for all students.

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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.

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