In 1983, the California Department of Education and Department of Justice joined together to form a School/ Law Enforcement Partnership to promote school safety. In 1985, the School/ Law Enforcement Partnership was passed into law with enactment of the Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act.
The Partnership is cooperatively administered by the Department of Education and the Office of the Attorney General.
The vision of the School/ Law Enforcement Partnership is for all students and staff in California Schools to experience a safe and supportive environment where they are encouraged to learn and grow to their maximum potential.
The mission of the School/ Law Enforcement Partnership is to provide leadership in promoting safe schools through interagency collaboration.
Goal of the School/ Law Enforcement Partnership Cadre:
The goal of the cadre is to encourage schools and law enforcement agencies to develop and implement interagency partnerships, programs, strategies, and activites which promote safe schools, improve school attendance, and encourage good citizenship.
California Education Code: 32262.
- There is hereby established the School/Law Enforcement Partnership, comprised of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Attorney General. The duties of the partnership shall consist of all of the following:(a) The development of programs and policies necessary to implement the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 32280).
(b) The administration of safe school programs and all training, procedures, and activities conducted pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Cooperation with other states and state and federal agencies on matters relating to school safety.
- As used in this chapter, the term “partnership” means the School/Law Enforcement Partnership established by this section.