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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 31, 2019 02:21 PM
From: Representative Matt Gabler
To: All House members
Subject: School Resource Officer and School Police Officer Emergency Vehicle Legislation
Soon I will be introducing legislation to designate a privately-owned vehicle of a school resource officer and police officer as an emergency vehicle. This would permit the school officer to utilize emergency lights when responding to an emergency within a school they are responsible for protecting. These school resource and police officers are commissioned and employed by a law enforcement agency whose station is located in a school or group of schools.

However, for some school resource and police officers stationed in rural areas, they must utilize their personal vehicle for transportation during work. This scenario can be problematic because it can prolong the time for an officer to respond to an emergency who must travel from one school to another. By designating a privately-owned vehicle of a school resource and police officer as an emergency vehicle will eliminate the problem of an officer being delayed from responding to an emergency because they must respond with their own vehicle.

I hope you join me in sponsoring my upcoming legislation.

Introduced as HB2086