Bill would allow police officers to patrol schools voluntarily

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 09/24/2013

In an effort to bolster school safety, a Uniontown lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would allow boards of education to enter into volunteer agreements with current or retired law enforcement officers to patrol school premises to prevent or respond to a mass casualty event.

The proposed legislation, introduced by Rep. Anthony DeVitis, a Republican, is House Bill 215.

The bill calls for the sheriff of each county to maintain a list of individuals available to patrol school premises on a volunteer basis.

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