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Table 33.  Percentage of public schools reporting use of specified activities for sworn law enforcement officers: School year 2015–16

Activity   Percent of schools1  
Motor vehicle traffic control   32.3  
Security enforcement and patrol   37.6  
Maintaining school discipline   26.0  
Coordinating with local police and emergency team(s)   40.3  
Identifying problems in the school and proactively seeking solutions to those problems   35.0  
Training teachers and staff in school safety or crime prevention   24.8  
Mentoring students   30.7  
Teaching a law-related education course or training students2   16.5  
Recording or reporting discipline problems to school authorities   31.7  
Providing information to school authorities about the legal definitions of behavior for recording or reporting purposes3   32.0  
1Only schools indicating a sworn law enforcement officer (including School Resource Officers) were present at least once a week were included.
2Examples of law-related education courses include drug-related education, criminal law, or crime prevention courses.
3An example of legal definitions is defining assault for school authorities.
NOTE: 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, 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2016.