State law authorizes the placement of local law enforcement or security personnel on school campuses through MOUs or partnership agreements.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-20.14. Student discipline policies; parent-teacher advisory committee.
School districts are encouraged to create memoranda of understanding with local law enforcement agencies that clearly define law enforcement’s role in schools, in accordance with Section 10-22.6 of this Code.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-20.68 School resource officer.
(a) In this Section, “school resource officer” means a law enforcement officer who has been primarily assigned to a school or school district under an agreement with a local law enforcement agency. (b) Beginning January 1, 2021, any law enforcement agency that provides a school resource officer under this Section shall provide to the school district a certificate of completion, or approved waiver, issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standard Board under Section 10.22 of the Illinois Police Training Act [50 ILCS 705/10.22] indicating that the subject officer has completed the requisite course of instruction in the applicable subject areas within one year of assignment, or has prior experience and training which satisfies this requirement. (c) In an effort to defray the related costs, any law enforcement agency that provides a school resource officer should apply for grant funding through the federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant program.
Public Act 99-0456 School District Self-Assessment Checklist
Policy encourages districts to create a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local law enforcement that clearly defines law enforcement’s role in schools.
Safe at School: A Resource Manual for Self Assessment, Planning and Training to Improve School Safety
Document encourages partnerships between schools and local law enforcement to enhance school safety.
The Transforming School Discipline Collaborative Model Student Code of Conduct
Document encourages districts to create a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local law enforcement that clearly defines law enforcement’s role in schools.