Philadelphia school officials revamping security protocols
June 30, 2020
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia school officials are making changes regarding how the district handles security.
School police will no longer patrol school halls come September. Instead, “school safety officers” clad in less severe uniforms and with different job descriptions will be stationed throughout the public schools, though officials note the policy shift won’t mean the replacement of the 300-plus people who worked as school police.
The move comes as many communities nationwide are taking steps to remove police from schools, but officials note the change in Philadelphia is not expressly linked to the national activism.