Monday, August 29, 2011

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by National Education Association for featured online article about school resource officers

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, was interviewed about school resource officers (SROs) for a featured online article,  "Police Presence in Schools Continues to Grow," published on the National Education Association (NEA) neatoday  news website on August 26, 2011.

The basis for the interview was Dr. Myrstol's  Fall 2010 Alaska Justice Forum article, "Police in Schools: Public Perceptions"  which provides a history of School Resource Officers (SROs) — certified, sworn police officers who are employed by a local police agency but are assigned to work in local schools — and presents results of public perceptions of SROs in Anchorage School District schools based on questions in the 2009 Anchorage Community Survey.