Connecticut - School Resource Officer Training: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment or requires training in selected schools only.

General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 17a-22bb. Implementation plan for meeting mental, emotional and behavioral needs of children. Departmental strategies. Reports. Training. Reimbursement. Children and youth in secure detention or correctional confinement. Records re instances of physical restraint and seclusion.

(c) Local law enforcement agencies and local and regional boards of education that employ or engage school resource officers shall, provided federal funds are available, train school resource officers in nationally recognized best practices to prevent students with mental health issues from being victimized or disproportionately referred to the juvenile justice system as a result of their mental health issues.

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