Yesterday, Senator Steve King’s (R-Grand Junction) bill to increase school safety unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“It is critical that we continually work toward keeping our children and our schools safe,” stated King. “This bill will provide a resource to schools across the state, especially those schools in small communities, by giving them more support to bring School Resource Officer programs to their districts.”
Senate Bill 138 will expand the involvement of School Resource Officers, police officers assigned to K-12 schools, to assist with safety, readiness, and emergency management planning in K-12 schools. This bill also allows the School Safety Resource Center to employ more staff to assist schools across Colorado that are seeking school safety grant funds.