Gov Signs Legislation Creating New Class of Officers To Provide Security In Schools

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The Governor signed legislation, S-86 / A-1244 (Bucco), which would allow “class three” special law enforcement officers to provide security on K-12 and county college campuses.

Christie conditionally vetoed the measure in September, saying he wanted the “class three” officers – retired police officers – to be required to go through the same training as school resource officers.  NJPSA, in addition to other fellow stakeholders, had sought the inclusion of the training requirement.

The Senate concurred with the governor’s recommendation last month. It passed the Assembly in mid-November by a vote of 72 to 0.