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ERIC Number: ED379766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Crime in the Schools: One Solution in Texas.
McGee, Jerry C.; Knowles, N. Jane
This paper describes how one Texas school district, the Aldine Independent School District (ISD), created its own police department as an effort to control school-related crime. Formed in 1990, the Aldine Police Department (ADP) entitles officers to issue citations to students or make arrests according to their assessment of the situation and with their supervisor's approval. Citations usually involve a $200 fine for which parents are responsible or student performance of community work. The APD also sponsors community and student awareness programs. An APD report for one unspecified month indicates that the Department handled 256 cases, for which the greatest numbers of violations involved alarm responses (N=47) and miscellaneous (N=62). Out of 54 citations for that month, 22 were traffic-related and 19 were for disruption of classes. Area business owners and the police chief view the program as effective. A list of questions to be considered prior to creation of a district police department are posed, with a focus on responsibilities and evaluation. Copies of violation and warning forms are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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