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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  3515.3  Business and Noninstructional Operations

District Police/Security Department   

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To help ensure the safety of district students and staff and the security of district property, the Governing Board shall maintain a district police or security department.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification)

(cf. 3516.2 - Bomb Threats)

(cf. 5131.4 - Campus Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5142.1 - Identification and Reporting of Missing Children)

(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)

Duties of district police officers or security officers shall be delineated in a job description developed by the Superintendent or designee.

(cf. 4119.3/4219.3/4319.3 - Duties of Personnel)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)

Persons employed or assigned as school security officers shall serve as watchpersons, security guards, or patrolpersons on or about district premises to protect persons or property, prevent the theft or unlawful taking of district property, or report unlawful activity to the district and local law enforcement agencies. (Education Code 38001.5)

When district security officers are unable to perform their duties because of an emergency, including, but not be limited to, war, epidemic, fire, flood or work stoppage, or when the emergency necessitates additional security services, the Board may contract with a private licensed security agency. In such cases, the Board shall make a specific finding that an emergency exists and shall include this finding in the Board minutes. (Education Code 38005)

The Board expects district police or security officers to cooperate and regularly communicate with local law enforcement agencies, and to work collaboratively with other district staff and community members to develop long-term, proactive approaches that address the conditions affecting school safety.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

District police or security officers shall conduct themselves in ways that promote goodwill and cooperation on the part of students, district staff and the general public.


District security officers shall not carry firearms.

Legal Reference:


35021.5 School police reserve corps

38000-38005 Security and police departments

39672 School peace officers, fingerprinting

41510-41514 School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant

45122.1 Classified employees, conviction of a violent or serious felony

49079 Notification to teacher; student who has engaged in acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion


7583-7583.46 Private patrol operators


6240-6274 Emergency protective orders


3300-3312 Public safety officers, rights and protections

8597-8598 Peace officers


290.45 Sex offenders, authority of peace officers

646.91 Emergency protective order for stalking

830-832.9 Peace officers, especially:

830.32 School district and community college police

830.6 Reserve police officers, powers and duties

832 Course of training prescribed by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

832.2 School peace officers; training

832.7 Disclosure of personnel files in criminal or civil proceedings

836 Peace officers; warrants

12028.5 Taking custody of weapons

13510-13519.9 Standards for recruitment and training

13700-13702 Response to domestic violence


707 List of crimes

828-828.1 Disclosure of information re minors by law enforcement agency


San Diego Police Officers Association et al. v. City of San Diego Civil Service Commission et al., 104 Cal.App.4th 275 (2002)

Management Resources:


Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002


Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training:

California Department of Education, Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Office:

Attorney General's Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center:


adopted: March 15, 2004 Reedley, California