SRO'S NETWORK

PA-102

Reporting Under the Law Enforcement Agreement.

Under the bill, if school officials determined an incident had occurred at school that is required to be reported to law enforcement agencies or child protection agencies, or both, the superintendent would have to immediately report that finding to the appropriate state or local law enforcement agency and the appropriate state or local child protection agency.  If provided in a memorandum of understanding, a local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over a school building of a school district would be required to report to school officials in a building the incidents reported to the agency that alleged the commission of a crime that either occurred within 1,000 feet of the school or that involved a student or staff member as a victim or alleged perpetrator.  Upon request, school officials would have to provide the law enforcement agency with any information needed to provide such a report.
 

Statewide School Safety Information Policy

PA 102 of 1999, Section 1308
 
I.    The Statewide School Safety Information Policy mandates the communication of specific information between public school districts and their local law enforcement agencies.  The Policy requires:
 
*    public school districts to report, to local law enforcement, offenses (listed in Section II) which occur on school property, on school sponsored transportation, or at a school sponsored activity;
 
*    local law enforcement to report, to the school district, crimes committed on school property, or crimes committed off school property which may reasonably be expected to, "pose a significant threat of imminent danger to students, staff or school property".
 
Schools and law enforcement agencies are to designate their own School Resource Officers (SRO), and alternates, to be responsible for this exchange of information.
 
II.    The Policy names 21 incidents that must be reported:
 
1.  Armed Student or Hostage 12.  Unauthorized removal of students
2.  Suspected armed student 13.  Threat of suicide
3.  Weapons on school property 14.  Suicide attempt
4.  Death or homicide 15.  Larceny
5.  Drive-by shooting 16.  Intruders
6.  Physical assault (fights) 17.  Illegal drug use or overdose
7.  Bomb threat 18.  Drug possession or drug sale
8.  Explosion 19.  Vandalism / destruction of property
9.  Arson 20.  Minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco products
10.  Sexual assault (CSC) 21.  Bus incident or accident
11.  Robbery or extortion