ERIC Number: ED199865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Nighttime School Police Presence. Technical Assistance Bulletin 16. [and] Trailer Watch Programs. Technical Assistance Bulletin 17.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
By offering police officers office spaces in school buildings at night, theft, break-ins, and vandalism can be deterred. Officers who must write up reports during patrol hours can utilize school facilities while remaining in radio contact with their dispatchers at police headquarters and on alert for further requests for asistance. The officers' presence in the school, and their unpredictable comings and goings, help to deter nighttime vandalism of school property. Trailer watch programs are another inexpensive way to deter vandalism of school buildings at night and at other times when facilities are not in use. In exchange for free site rent and utilities, responsible individuals or families live in a trailer on school grounds. These individuals alert police if anything suspicious is observed around the school property and act as a general deterrent to break-ins and vandalism. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Housing, Police School Relationship, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Security, School Vandalism, Security Personnel, Shared Facilities, Technical Assistance
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.