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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  3515.3  Business and Noninstructional Operations

School Resource Officers   

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To help ensure the safety of district students and staff and the security of district property, the Board of Education shall support maintaining school resource officers.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1250 - Visit to the Schools)

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2-Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.5-Sex Offender Notification)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism and Graffiti)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5142.1 - Identification and Reporting of Missing Children)

(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)

The board expects school resource officers to cooperate and regularly communicate with local law enforcement agencies and social services, and to work collaboratively with other district staff and community members to develop long-term, proactive approaches that address the conditions affecting school safety.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

School resource officers shall conduct themselves in ways that promote good will and cooperation on the part of students, district staff, and the general public.

Firearms

The board authorizes school resource officers to carry firearms in accordance with the law, board policy, and administrative regulations.

Access to Student Records

As designated school officials, school resource officers shall have access without parental consent to those records which are relevant to the legitimate educational interest of the requester. (Education Code 49076)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35021.5 School police reserve corps

38000-38005 Security and police departments

39672 School peace officers, fingerprinting

41510-41514 School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant

45122.1 Classified employees, conviction of a violent or serious felony

49079 Notification to teacher; student who has engaged in acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

7583-7583.46 Private patrol operators

FAMILY CODE

6240-6274 Emergency protective orders

GOVERNMENT CODE

3300-3312 Public safety officers, rights and protections

8597-8598 Peace officers

PENAL CODE

290.45 Sex offenders, authority of peace officers

646.91 Emergency protective order for stalking

830-832.9 Peace officers, especially:

830.32 School district and community college police

830.6 Reserve police officers, powers and duties

832 Course of training prescribed by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

832.2 School peace officers; training

832.7 Disclosure of personnel files in criminal or civil proceedings

836 Peace officers; warrants

12028.5 Taking custody of weapons

13510-13519.9 Standards for recruitment and training

13700-13702 Response to domestic violence

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

707 List of crimes

828-828.1 Disclosure of information re minors by law enforcement agency

COURT DECISIONS

San Diego Police Officers Association et al. v. City of San Diego Civil Service Commission et al., 104 Cal.App.4th 275 (2002)

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002

WEB SITES

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training: http://www.post.ca.gov

California Department of Education, Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/

Attorney General's Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center: http://www.safestate.org

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revision: February 23, 2012