Outline of the state of Mississippi

School Resource Officer Training

School Resource Officer Training

State law requires SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment.

Mississippi Administrative Code 7-192 Mississippi School Safety Manual

Operational Policies

The following list is not exhaustive but provides a starting point for the issues/policies that shall be considered. All school safety related plans and programs shall be based on a comprehensive assessment and state statutes relating to school safety.

    1. Discipline Plan
    1. Code of Conduct Policies
    1. Playground Policies
    1. Duty Rosters
    1. Traffic Policies
    1. Visitor Policies and Procedures
    1. Search Policies
    1. Dress Code
    1. Electronic Communication/Cell Phone Policies
    1. Internet Policies
    1. Field Trip/Special Event Policies
    1. Plain Language Commands (NIMS Compliance)
    1. Parking & Automobile Policies
    1. Evacuation Procedures
    1. Medication Dispensing Policy
    1. Shop Safety Policy
    1. Juvenile Court Liaison Policy
    1. Alarm Systems
    1. Posting of Signs
    1. Hazardous Material Policy
    1. Inclement Weather Procedures
Policy Type

Mississippi Code 37-7-321 Employment and designation of peace officers; minimum level of basic law enforcement training required; operation of radio broadcasting and transmission station; interlocal agreements with other law enforcement entities for

(1) The school board of any school district within the State of Mississippi, in its discretion, may employ one or more persons as security personnel and may designate such persons as peace officers in or on any property operated for school purposes by such board upon their taking such oath and making such bond as required of a constable of the county in which the school district is situated.

(2) Any person employed by a school board as a security guard or school resource officer or in any other position that has the powers of a peace officer must receive a minimum level of basic law enforcement training, as jointly determined and prescribed by the Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Training and the State Board of Education, within two (2) years of the person’s initial employment in such position. Upon the failure of any person employed in such position to receive the required training within the designated time, the person may not exercise the powers of a peace officer in or on the property of the school district.

(3) The school board is authorized and empowered, in its discretion, and subject to the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, to install and operate a noncommercial radio broadcasting and transmission station for educational and vocational educational purposes.

(4) If a law enforcement officer is duly appointed to be a peace officer by a school district under this section, the local school board may enter into an interlocal agreement with other law enforcement entities for the provision of equipment or traffic control duties, however, the duty to enforce traffic regulations and to enforce the laws of the state or municipality off of school property lies with the local police or sheriff’s department which cannot withhold its services solely because of the lack of such an agreement.

Policy Type

Mississippi Code 45-6-7. Powers of board.

In addition to the powers conferred upon the board elsewhere in this chapter, the board shall have power to:

  • (n) Establish jointly with the State Board of Education the minimum level of basic law enforcement training required of persons employed by school districts as school security guards, or school resource officers or in other positions that have the powers of a peace officer.
Policy Type