Research Center Reports

School Policing: Results of a National Survey of School Resource Officers

June 2018

School resource officers have increasingly received attention in the wake of high-profile school shootings. Yet relatively little is known about them. Who are they? How do they see their roles in schools? What kind of training have they received?

In the spring of 2018, the Education Week Research Center set out to answer these and other questions by surveying this relatively unknown group. The results are detailed in this report.

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