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Table 32.  Mean number of full-time and part-time security staff per school present at least once a week, by type of security staff and selected school characteristics: School year 200708
 
Security guards or
security personnel1
School resource
officers2
Sworn law
enforcement officers3
Total number
of schools
School characteristic   Full time   Part time   Full time   Part time   Full time   Part time  
All public schools 83,000   0.5   0.2   0.3   0.3   0.1   0.1  
                             
Level4                             
Primary  49,200   0.3   0.1   0.1   0.2   #   0.1  
Middle  15,300   0.5   0.2   0.4   0.4   0.1   0.1  
High school  11,900   1.8   0.4   1.0   0.3   0.2   0.2  
Combined  6,600   0.3   0.1   0.2   0.2     0.1  
                             
Enrollment size                             
Less than 300  19,200   0.2   #   0.1   0.2   #   0.1  
300–499  24,300   0.2   0.1   0.2   0.2   #   0.1  
500–999  30,200   0.5   0.2   0.4   0.3   #   0.1  
1,000 or more  9,300   2.0   0.6   0.9   0.4   0.2   0.3  
                             
Urbanicity                             
City  21,300   1.1   0.2   0.4   0.3   0.1   0.2  
Suburb  23,900   0.5   0.2   0.3   0.2   #   0.1  
Town  11,800   0.2   0.1   0.4   0.4   0.1   0.1  
Rural  26,000   0.2   0.1   0.2   0.2   #   0.1  
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Security guards or security personnel does not include law enforcement.
2 School resource officers include all career law enforcement officers with arrest authority, who have specialized training and are assigned to work in collaboration with school organizations.
3 Sworn law enforcement includes sworn law enforcement officers who are not school resource officers.
4 Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 12. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K–12 schools.
NOTE: All public schools in the 2007–08 SSOCS sample are included in the estimates presented this table. Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2008.


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