SROs

February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wilkins, Acevero Introduce Bills Proposing Elimination of School Resource Officers

Two State Delegates, representing Montgomery County residents, are introducing legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates aimed at reimagining police in public schools across Maryland. The two bills propose eliminating law enforcement officers in schools and redirecting the funds to mental health services. Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20) is introducing the Counselors Not Cops Act […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando, Riemer to Discuss Legislation on Tuesday to Remove School Resource Officers

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will speak to members of the media at noon Tuesday about their legislation proposing the removal of school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. The media briefing will be live-streamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page. It will feature comments from former MCPS students; Avery Smedley, an […]

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October 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Jawando, Riemer’s New Bill Would Remove Police Officers From Schools

Two Montgomery County councilmembers said they planned to introduce a bill in the next six weeks that would dismantle the school resource officer program. Under this program, police departments in the county place officers in the schools and allow them to respond to school-based incidents. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer attended a MoCo Defund […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MCPS High School Principals Support Keeping School Resource Officers

Montgomery County high school principals are unanimously in support of keeping the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in place, according to a Board of Education meeting on Monday. In June 2020, MCPS formed a community workgroup to review the School Resource Officer program. The program currently places county police officers in all 26 Montgomery County […]

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November 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Jane de Winter, Kip Ingram, Stuart Rosenthal and Gilberto Zelaya. Topics discussed this week include the role of School Resource Officers in our schools, a Montgomery Hospice program for High School aged youth, the November issue of the Beacon newspaper and […]

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January 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo of Nancy Navarro

Navarro on School Resource Officers (Video)

School security is on the minds of many following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke recently asked Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro if more school resource officers (SROs) should be assigned to area schools. Take a look.

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