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School Safety

When crime, drugs, and violence spill over from the streets into the schools, providing a safe learning environment becomes increasingly difficult. More students carry weapons for protection. Gunfights replace fistfights. Many students must travel through drug dealer or gang turf. Violence becomes an acceptable way to settle conflicts. When this happens, children cannot learn; and teachers cannot teach.

Creating a safe place where children can learn and grow depends on a partnership among students, parents, teachers, and other community institutions.

Here are some practical suggestions for young people and parents to help keep violence out of school:


To further school safety, the Special Operations Division of the Longmont Police Department also places School Resource Officers (SRO's) in many of the local middle schools and high schools. These fully-trained officers provide a visible law enforcement presence to assist in the prevention and control of crime, delinquency, truancy, and disorder on campus. They directly interact with school officials, students, and parents in making Longmont schools a safer place to learn.

For more information about the school resource officers, contact the
Police Programs Coordinator at 303 - 774 - 4440