POSTC: Informational: Armed School Security Personnel
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January 21, 2014

 

To:                   Connecticut Chiefs of Police

From:               Thomas E. Flaherty

                        Police Academy Administrator

 

Subject:           Informational – Armed School Security Personnel

 

 

The Police Officer Standards and Training Council has received some inquiries regarding the Armed School Security Personnel program.   For reference purposes, a summary of the program is provided below.

 

Public Act No. 13-188 - An Act Concerning School Safety provided that “For the school year commencing July 1, 2013, and each school year thereafter” municipalities, local boards of education or regional  boards of education may not employ any personnel as armed school security personnel unless such personnel be a “sworn member of an organized local police department or a retired police officer” defined as a person “ who was a sworn member of an organized local police department who was certified by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council and retired or separated in good standing from such department or a sworn member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection who retired or separated in good standing from said division.”

 

The Public Act further provides that “such retired police officer shall receive annual training pursuant to Section7-294x of the general statutes and shall successfully complete annual firearms training provided by a certified firearms instructor that meets or exceeds the standards of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council”.

 

The first training session was provided on August 29, 2013 at the Connecticut Police Academy.  Notice of this training was sent to all Connecticut Superintendents of Schools and all Connecticut Boards of Education.  The next session is currently being planned for early August of this year.

 

Please check the POSTC website for particulars of this planned training.

 

Also included here is a copy of Public Act #13-188.

 




Attached File:
{Document attached}  PA_13-188_SCHOOL_SAFETY.pdf


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