State law authorizes the placement of local law enforcement or security personnel on school campuses through MOUs or partnership agreements.
North Dakota Century Code 15.1-19-14. School law enforcement unit.
A school may create or designate a school law enforcement unit as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [20 U.S.C. 1232(g)] and rules adopted under the Act. Records of a school law enforcement unit regarding a student at a school are confidential but may be released to:
- a. A juvenile court having the student before it in any proceeding;
- b. Counsel for a party to the proceeding;
- c. Officers of public entities to whom the student is committed;
- d. Officers of a state or local law enforcement agency for use in the discharge of their official duties;
- e. A superintendent or principal of another school in which the student wishes to enroll; and
- f. The student’s parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian.
Nothing in this section restricts the release of general information that does not identify the student.
This section does not apply to education records that are confidential under federal law.