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BJS Releases Law Enforcement Agencies that Employ School Resource Officers, 2019

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Law Enforcement Agencies that Employ School Resource Officers, 2019.

This report presents statistics about school resource officers, based on data from the first-time BJS Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools agency survey, which was developed as a part of the Department of Justice Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, administered by the National Institute of Justice. The survey was designed to address gaps in national statistics on the characteristics of law enforcement agencies employing school resource officers and the characteristics and functions of the officers. The report provides data on the agencies that employ school resource officers and demographics of the officers. It also describes the policies related to school resource officers, including law enforcement, mentoring and teaching duties performed; hiring processes; and required training.

TITLE: Law Enforcement Agencies that Employ School Resource Officers, 2019
            (NCJ 305181)

AUTHOR: Elizabeth J. Davis, BJS Statistician

WHERE: bjs.ojp.gov

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE: bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT: Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Published: November 15, 2022