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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: October 30, 2013 01:20 PM
From: Senator Donald C. White
To: All Senate members
Subject: Municipal Police Service Agreements with School Districts
I plan to introduce legislation which would allow school districts to enter into cooperative police service agreements with local law enforcement located outside of the municipality in which the school is located. My bill would only apply to school facilities located in a municipality where police services are furnished solely by the Pennsylvania State Police.

A number of schools located in municipalities covered by the Pennsylvania State Police are geographically within a short distance of local police departments. Some of these schools have expressed interest in contracting with local law enforcement for school security and general police coverage. My legislation would authorize school districts to enter into such service agreements directly, without the consent of the municipality. Such agreements will enable a timely response in emergency situations, as well as the opportunity for neighboring police departments to build relationships with school personnel and students in their nearby communities.

Please contact Anne Achenbach, of my staff, at 787-4404 or at aachenbach@pasen.gov if you have any questions.

Introduced as SB1194