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Multi-year Table 1.  Number of public middle school resource officers, number of public middle schools, and the number of public middle schools with school resource officers, by full- and part-time school resource officer status: 2003–04 through 2015–16

Characteristic   2003–04   2005–06   2007–08   2009–10   2015–16  
Public middle school resource officers   11,000   11,700   12,700   13,500   14,300  
Full-time public middle school resource officers   5,700   6,200   6,200   7,400   8,500  
Part-time public middle school resource officers   5,300   5,500   6,600   6,100   5,700  
                       
Public middle schools1,2   14,500   15,500   15,300   15,300   15,600  
Public middle schools with school resource officers   7,900   8,300   8,400   7,900   9,100  
Public middle schools with full-time school resource officers   5,000   5,000   4,700   4,600   5,500  
Public middle schools with part-time school resource officers   4,300   4,600   4,600   3,600   3,800  
1Detail may not sum to totals because schools that reported both full-time and part-time school resource officers are only counted once in this total.
2Middle 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.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. School resource officers includes all career law enforcement officers with arrest authority, who have specialized training and are assigned to work in collaboration with school organizations. In 2003–04, schools reported on school resource officers present at their school on a regular basis. In 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, and 2015–16, schools reported on school resource officers present at their school at least once a week. The number of school resource officers includes both full- and part-time school resource officers. The number of schools with school resource officers is defined as those schools providing a non-zero response to the count of school resource officers question.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2016.