Policy 977

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     COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

     

     

    Section 900 Board Policy 977 School Community Relations page 

     

     

    RICHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

     

    COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES 

     

    I. General Statement of Policy 

     

    It shall be the policy of the Board of Education to encourage ongoing cooperation between school officials and law enforcement agencies. While school personnel have an obligation to protect the legal rights of students who are in their charge, they also have an obligation to cooperate with police officers in law enforcement and crime prevention. 

     

    A. Cooperation with the Richfield Department of Public Safety shall be  effected through the established Police / School Liaison Program and 

     

    such other means as are deemed appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools and the City Manager. It is expected that the Police / School Liaison Officer will be cognizant of school/district policies and procedures

     

    II. Police Access to Students 

     

    The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to develop administrative guidelines describing the role of the principal and outlining the process by which police officers may interview a student in the course of their investigation of some violation of the law or wish to take a student into custody. 

     

     

    Legal References: Minn. Stat. § 126C.44 (Crime Related Costs Levy)

     

     

    ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: November 18, 1996 

    AMENDED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: November 19, 2001 

    REVIEWED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: July 19, 2004, May 7, 2018