We support SB2337 and HB1001. In an effort to combat the issue of schools scaling up police presence with the implementation of School Resource Officers and the tendency for these officers to criminalize typical adolescent behavior, these bills create a safe school environment for all and reduced reliance on the criminal justice system. They would require all SROs to complete training prior to being permitted to serve in a school and provide them with the tools necessary to ensure safety, while respecting the rights of students and the overall school climate.
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