posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 01:43 PM
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
Here in my town, as I recently discovered, the district uses some of the older Officers to staff the Student Resource Officer posts. They are the cops
who have time in and probably close to retirement. An easy posting (in 99% of times) to enjoy the final time in Uniform. The flip side is, the kids
don't get Rambo lite out of the Academy and determined to show the world what a tough guy can do with a badge. Older cops tend to be no B.S. people
in my experience...and content to let things go along to get along, until that simply isn't workable for safety or law. That's how it should
be...and how I think this ought to be addressed.
There is NO reason the majority of schools in populated areas (i.E. areas with cops in any real number to look at) can't at least have Officers of
the above type assigned as roving between schools as THEY see fit on a schedule only THEY know...as they work it out. That would allow many many
schools to have a deterrent effect by never knowing for certain which school one of the cops chose to work at that day ...or when one might just walk
in because they felt like it at that moment.
Conversely.... You don't hear many mass shootings in Utah or Oregon. Simply telling teachers that their State issued and background investigated CCW
permit is enough to carry at work is enough to leave students guessing.......Which teacher is carrying and which isn't?? ....if I went and did a
school shooting, which teacher would punch my ticket? Yes.. That is what we WANT possible shooters to wonder and fear. Deterrence.