Cops in Schools

Security in the Lansing School District is getting tougher. Public safety officers will soon be able to make arrests.

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards will license the 30 officers.

They can make arrests based on a Michigan State Law provision, it grants arrest authorities to agencies who provide security for hospitals and shopping malls.

The criteria for an arrest by the Lansing School District Public Safety officers is very strict, and officers are not allowed to carry a gun.

The public safety officers completed 100 hours of training at the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Community College.

Lansing is the first school district in the state to use this program.