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

Activity   Percent of schools1  
Motor vehicle traffic control   20.9  
Security enforcement and patrol   24.1  
Maintaining school discipline   15.5  
Coordinating with local police and emergency team(s)   26.2  
Identifying problems in the school and proactively seeking solutions to those problems   22.7  
Training teachers and staff in school safety or crime prevention   16.2  
Mentoring students   21.3  
Teaching a law-related education course or training students2   11.1  
Recording or reporting discipline problems to school authorities   17.9  
Providing information to school authorities about the legal definitions of behavior for recording or reporting purposes3   17.5  
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: 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. 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.