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

Activity   Percent of schools1  
Motor vehicle traffic control   60.2  
Security enforcement and patrol   70.8  
Maintaining school discipline   49.7  
Coordinating with local police and emergency team(s)   72.5  
Identifying problems in the school and proactively seeking solutions to those problems   64.9  
Training teachers and staff in school safety or crime prevention   46.5  
Mentoring students   56.4  
Teaching a law-related education course or training students2   28.8  
Recording or reporting discipline problems to school authorities   65.8  
Providing information to school authorities about the legal definitions of behavior for recording or reporting purposes3   66.6  
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: 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. 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.