Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored the School Resource Officer Act to support safety in schools by increasing funding for school resource officers through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
“Our North Country families should always have peace of mind when dropping their children off at school,” Stefanik said. “I am proud to support this legislation in support of our law enforcement officers who protect our children, teachers, and schools.”
The School Resource Officer Act, led by Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27), would allow law enforcement agencies to hire more school resource officers, law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. School resource officers play a critical role in making students feel safe. They also develop school safety plans to respond to threats of violence.