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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:50 PM

Senate passes bill to allow retired law enforcement officers to work as school security

The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, that would allow local school boards of education to hire retired law enforcement officers to serve as armed school security staff, provided they possess 25 years of experience.

The officers must complete active shooter prevention training approved by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and a firearms certification course.

“This is a win-win for Alabama’s schools. I appreciate Sen. Melson carrying this bill that will allow qualified, retired law enforcement officers to serve as armed school security guards,” said Superintendent Tom Sisk of the Limestone County School System. “In Alabama, we have a lot of retired FBI agents, state troopers, and police officers, many of whom also have extensive military experience. Sen. Melson’s bill will allow the schools to have a larger pool of qualified security officers from which to draw.”

Current law allows retired officers to serve as school security staff, but retired officers without Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, which can take weeks to complete, cannot be armed.

Read more: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/04/19/senate-passes-bill-to-allow-retired-law-enforcement-officers-to-work-as-school-security/

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tymorial Apr 2019 #1

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:55 PM

1. Better than arming teachers.

I would prefer more gun control though.

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