July 18, 2024

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Forum on School Resource Officers

Key points from the second session of the “Connections: Cops and Community” series held by the town of Needham, MA.
It remains a provocative concept: do police officers belong in public schools? If so, what should their function be? In light of recent events, it seems almost prescient that this was the central topic of the second session of the “Connection: Cops and Community” series. The session explored the role and impact of school resource officers, how they are having a positive impact in Needham, and why the thought of armed officers in schools is being critically examined on a national level. The entire event is available to watch here. We also picked out a few of the events main thoughts, which were featured on our weekly newscast.

This story ran as part of the Needham Channel News, a weekly newscast airing on The Needham Channel every Thursday at 7:30pm. The Needham Channel News can be found on the Community Channel: Comcast 9, RCN/Astound 15 and Verizon 29. Most Thursdays it also can be viewed on our HD Channel on Verizon 2129 and streaming on this site.