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Public Law No: 105-302 (10/27/1998)

 
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Public Law 105-302
105th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend part Q of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968 to encourage the use of school resource officers. <<NOTE: Oct. 27, 
                          1998 -  [S. 2235]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS.

    Part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act 
of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796dd.>> 1701(d)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (10) as 
                paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
            ``(8) establish school-based partnerships between local law 
        enforcement agencies and local school systems by using school 
        resource officers who operate in and around elementary and 
        secondary schools to combat school-related crime and disorder 
        problems, gangs, and drug activities;''; and
            (2) in section <<NOTE: 42 USC 3796dd-8.>> 1709--
                    (A) by redesignating the first 3 undesignated 
                paragraphs as paragraphs (1) through (3), respectively; 
                and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) `school resource officer' means a career law 
        enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in 
        community-oriented policing, and assigned by the employing 
        police department or agency to work in collaboration with 
        schools and community-based organizations--
                    ``(A) to address crime and disorder problems, gangs, 
                and drug activities affecting or occurring in or around 
                an elementary or secondary school;
                    ``(B) to develop or expand crime prevention efforts 
                for students;
                    ``(C) to educate likely school-age victims in crime 
                prevention and safety;
                    ``(D) to develop or expand community justice 
                initiatives for students;
                    ``(E) to train students in conflict resolution, 
                restorative justice, and crime awareness;
                    ``(F) to assist in the identification of physical 
                changes in the environment that may reduce crime in or 
                around the school; and
                    ``(G) to assist in developing school policy that 
                addresses crime and to recommend procedural changes.''.

    Approved October 27, 1998.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2235:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998):
            Oct. 7, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 9, considered and passed House.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 34 (1998):
            Oct. 27, Presidential statement.

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