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Multi-year Table 1.  Number of public primary school resource officers, number of public primary schools, and the number of public primary 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 primary school resource officers   11,200   10,900   15,000   12,200   16,300  
Full-time public primary school resource officers   2,500   3,500   5,000   3,800   5,100  
Part-time public primary school resource officers   8,700   7,400   10,000   8,500   11,200  
                       
Public primary schools1,2   48,800   48,600   49,200   48,900   49,100  
Public primary schools with school resource officers   9,900   9,000   11,700   8,800   14,900  
Public primary schools with full-time school resource officers   2,500   3,200   4,200   3,400   4,900  
Public primary schools with part-time school resource officers   8,200   6,700   8,700   6,200   10,000  
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.
2Primary 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.
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.