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School Resource Officer

Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

When it comes to keeping your kids safe in school, the most important thing for parents and students is a good relationship with the school staff and the school’s resource police officer.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm

Region schools win state safety grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Northwest Indiana school corporations will be getting or keeping a school resource officer this fall, or buying additional school safety equipment -- thanks to a state grant.

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Hanover will use grant to put more police in schools

CEDAR LAKE | New grant money will allow the Hanover Community School Corp. to increase security in its schools.

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

LCHS student resource officer now on the job

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School has a new student resource officer.

August 19, 2013 10:30 pm

Pence signs school safety grants, 40 other measures into law

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 07, 2013 2:00 pm Related

Middle school student arrested after bringing knife to school

VALPARAISO | A student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was arrested Friday after school officials learned he had brought a knife to school.

April 12, 2013 6:08 pm

House shoots down guns-in-schools mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Thursday backed off a plan to require at least one person in every public school including charter schools carry a firearm at all times.

April 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Questions surround incident at Lew Wallace school

Questions surround incident at Lew Wallace school

GARY | A Gary parent is seeking answers to why her son was injured Tuesday during an altercation with a resource officer at Lew Wallace STEM Academy.

April 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Cal City to consider police officer for Hoover-Schrum schools

CALUMET CITY | The City Council will spend coming weeks studying the issue of allocating a full-time police officer for the Hoover-Schrum schools in Memorial District 157.

March 28, 2013 11:45 pm

3 Pierce Middle School students charged with illegal possession of handgun

MERRILLVILLE | A Pierce Middle School eighth-grader brought a loaded handgun to school earlier this month, apparently to appear "cool and tough," police said.

March 15, 2013 7:15 pm

NWI lawmakers win approval for several legislative proposals

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House on Monday completed its work on House-sponsored legislation and will begin hearing Senate-approved measures starting next week.

February 25, 2013 8:15 pm
Court: Define role of school resource officer

Court: Define role of school resource officer

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday asked the General Assembly to clarify whether school resource officers -- off-duty police employed by schools for security and discipline purposes -- are engaged in law enforcement duties.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am Related

Lake Central High to get school resource officer

ST. JOHN | A school resource officer will be assigned to Lake Central High School at the start of the 2013 school year.

December 20, 2012 10:30 pm

Cops: Portage middle school student brought gun to school

PORTAGE | A 14-year-old Willowcreek Middle School student was arrested this week after allegedly bringing a stolen handgun to school.

October 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Top drug cop now Lake Ridge Schools resource officer

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff has reassigned one the county's best known drug cops to keep the peace at Lake Ridge Community Schools.

October 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Towns consider staffing cop at Lake Central High School

ST. JOHN | Discussions are under way among Tri-Town police chiefs and town councils to place a resource officer at Lake Central High School.

September 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Coleman named resource officer for two Portage middle schools

Coleman named resource officer for two Portage middle schools

PORTAGE | Greg Coleman is coming off the streets and into the hallways.

May 01, 2012 6:10 pm Photos



City, schools working on second resource officer

PORTAGE | City and Portage Township Schools officials are working to bring a second school resource officer to the district.

March 16, 2012 6:15 pm
Making a difference in a different way

Making a difference in a different way

PORTAGE | Portage Police Department Master Patrolman Mike Candiano is settling in to his new role as school resource officer.

January 22, 2012 6:45 pm Photos


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