MCPS School Resource Officer Program

August 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando ‘Thankful’ Police Officers Out of Schools, Ready for Next Steps

Montgomery County Public Schools opened without School Resource Officers (SROs) for the first time in 19 years. MyMCM spoke to Councilmember Will Jawando about what this means for students and families and what’s next. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, it was announced that instead of SROs, community engagement officers will be assigned to […]

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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

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Debaten sobre el Programa de Oficiales de Policía en la Escuela

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevó a cabo una audiencia pública la semana pasada sobre la legislación relacionada con el Programa de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO). El proyecto de ley 7-21 autorizaría al jefe de policía a asignar un oficial de la ley para que trabaje como oficial de recursos escolares, si lo […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

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County Educators, Students Debate In-School Police Officers, Mental Health Resources

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing last week on legislation regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Bill 7-21 would authorize the police chief to assign a law enforcement officer to work as a school resource officer if requested by the superintendent. It would also require SRO’s to have enhanced training. The meeting exposed […]

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March 6, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Board of Education

Community Members Debate Police Removal From Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) held a public hearing Tuesday in which community members shared pre-recorded statements debating the continued presence of police in schools, otherwise known as the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The vast majority of speakers, 24 out of 31, emphatically called for the district to terminate the SRO program […]

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March 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 4, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Clinics are currently vaccinating  groups 1A (all tiers) and 1B (Tier 1: ages 75 and up). Preregistration is open for groups 1A,1B, and 1C. Click here for additional information. […]

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