School protection officers; employment in public schools. (SB920)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment of school protection officers in public schools. Permits any local law-enforcement agency to employ in any public elementary or secondary school in the local school division, pursuant to an agreement with the local school board, a school protection officer, defined in the bill as a retired law-enforcement officer hired by the local law-enforcement agency on a part-time basis to provide limited law-enforcement and security services to public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. The bill requires each such school board and local law-enforcement agency to enter into a memorandum of understanding that sets forth the powers and duties of school protection officers. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory training standards for school protection officers and requires the collection of certain data relating to the activities of such officers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103169D
01/06/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/25/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2023Failed to report (defeated) in Judiciary (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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