Tougher Security in Lansing Schools

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

Public Act 330 allows private security agencies the right to arrest. More popular with hospitals and shopping malls in the Detroit area, Lansing is the first school district in the state to implement the program.

30 public safety officers from the Lansing School District had to undergo more than 100 hours of training in order to be certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

They will not be carrying guns. But, they will have the authority to arrest for both felonies and misdemeanors. But, there are guiltiness. They are only empowered to do so when on duty, in uniform and on school property.

The officers are set to graduate from training next week. Training was conducted by the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Community College free of charge.


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