ERIC Number: ED415584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
Who Is Guarding Our Children? Training Requirements for School Police and School Security.
Hughes, Teresa P.
This document is a transcript of a public review held by California's Senate to examine the adequacy of existing training requirements and the selection standards for school police. The various speakers for this hearing focused on: (1) existing standards; (2) how school districts currently meet their safety personnel needs; and (3) what changes, if any, need to be made at school sites to ensure everyone' safety. The committee met primarily to determine if the current law governing school-security personnel, regardless of the minimum requirements for school police and school security, are adequate. The two overriding issues were the statewide disparities in training requirements for school police and the lack of professional standards and thorough background checks for school-security officers. The hearing featured an overview of the State Department of Education's analysis of school security, which included an informal survey of the largest 50 school districts regarding their security personnel. Testimony from representatives of Peace Officers Standards and Training, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the National School Safety Center, the Peace Officers Research Association of California, and other organizations was featured. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Police, Police Education, Police School Relationship, School Security, Security Personnel, Standards
Senate Publications, 1020 N Street, B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814 (Stock No. 914-S; $3.75, checks payable to Senate Rules Committee).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate Subcommittee on School Safety.
Identifiers - Location: California