Ind. AG shows support for school resource officers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana's attorney general says every school district in the state should have a police presence.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Thursday he supports a bill in the General Assembly that would provide matching state grants to help schools create or expand school resource officer programs. He says these officers are placed in schools to do more than just "guard the door" and that they can become mentors for students and prevent problems before they occur.

National School Resource Officer Association Executive Director Mo Canady says school resource officers would be trained law enforcement personnel and should be armed, but that they'd also have a role in education and mentoring students at the schools.


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