Examples of Policies

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Here you will find examples of policies from across the country that provide best practices for police in schools. Resources include MOUs that define the role of police in schools including that School Resource Officers or any other police officer shall not act as a school disciplinarian. 


MOU Between Denver Public Schools and Denver Police Department (Document)

Here you will find a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department that clarifies and limits the role of School Resource Officers (SROs), requires meetings between SROs and community stakeholders among other best practices for how to deal with youth in schools.

MOU Between SFPD and SFUSD (Document)

Here is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). DSC member organizations Coleman Advocates and Public Counsel, along with other San Francisco allies succefully had the MOU passed in February 2014. 

MOU Between Broward County Florida School Board and Ft. Lauderdale Police Department (Document)

Here you will find a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Broward County Public Schools, the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department and other agencies and organizations including the Ft. Lauderdale branch of the NAACP, that define appropriate responses and use of resources when responding to school-based misbehavior. This agreement was passed in November 2013.