West Virginia School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Authorizations, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and/or Funding

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West Virginia School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Authorizations, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and/or Funding

Category: Partnerships between Schools and Law Enforcement
Subcategory: Authorizations, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and/or Funding
State: West Virginia

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§18-5-48. Safety and security measures for school facilities; Safe Schools Fund created.

(b) As used in this section, "safety and security measures" means action taken by a county board of education or multicounty vocational center that improves the security of a school facility and the safety of the students within such facility, including, but not limited to, hiring a school resource officer, installing weapon detection systems, upgrading facility doors or windows.

§18-9F-3. School access safety plan.

(b) The safety plan shall include at least the following:

(3) Recommendations for effective communication and coordination between school facilities, local law-enforcement agencies and local emergency services agencies in the county.


§126-99-5. Severability.

Section 6. Collaboration with Law Enforcement Police can enter schools if they suspect a crime has been committed, have a warrant for an arrest or search, or if their assistance has been requested by school officials. It is the duty of the school officials, teachers, and students to cooperate with the police and each other to ensure that the rights of all involved persons are respected.

Prevention Resource Officers (PRO). PRO are certified police officers, working fulltime within a public school. The PRO duties, salary, and responsibilities should be determined through an agreement with the county board of education and the authorized police department. The principal is the immediate supervisor while the PRO officer is present in the school. There may be a time during the course of PRO duties when the officer's position as law enforcement would take precedence.

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