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NCJ Number: 118425 Find in a Library
Title: School/Law Enforcement Programs That Work
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Winter 1987)  Pages:15-17
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 3
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Examples of cooperative school/law enforcement programs in seven States are described.
Abstract: A special school/law enforcement project in Arkansas, which involves junior law enforcement officers recruited from local schools as part of an Anti-Drug Abuse Conditioning Program, gives young students a positive introduction to local police, discourages drug experimentation, and promotes peer pressure to abide by the law. In New York, a Police-School Resource Officer program has been initiated to improve student understanding of police objectives and methods, and a Police Anti-Vandalism Education Program is operational in which former vandals counsel perpetrators of vandalism. An important part of the South San Francisco Police/School Liaison Program is finding out what gang members do away from school. Formal school/police links have been established in a Wisconsin municipality, with project elements condensed into a program development manual by the Wisconsin Juvenile Officers' Association. In an Oregon city, the emphasis is on the use of police officers to educate youth in elementary and high school grades on the role of police in society. Police officers in a Florida county view the development of rapport with students as the most important element in establishing respect for the law and combating drug abuse. Finally, police officers serving as counselors and confidants are helping to reduce illegal activities in an Illinois high school district.
Main Term(s): Police juvenile relations; Psychological evaluation
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Police community relations; Vandalism prevention
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