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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 29, 2020 09:41 AM
From: Representative Carol Hill-Evans
To: All House members
Subject: Training for School Police Officers and Security Guards
Currently, our school police officers are required to take municipal and state police training courses that are not tailored to working in a school environment. In order for school police officers and security guards to be best prepared for emergency situations such as those that have occurred in recent years, it is essential that they are properly trained to meet the unique security needs of schools.
This is why I will be introducing legislation that would require school police officers and security guards to take a school-approved training program, in addition to their current training, within one year of being hired. This training would be focused on instilling professionalism and further providing for basic first aid and CPR training, as well as working cooperatively with state and local police agencies. This legislation would strengthen the safety of our public schools by ensuring that all school police officers and security guards are prepared for any and all situations that may arise.
Please join me in enhancing the safety of our children’s classrooms by supporting this important legislation.