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Leave School Agents Alone

Posted 10/18/21

From the start of the ideologically-driven push to remove School Safety Agents from Police Department supervision and place them under the Department of Education, there has been no practical reason for the shift.

In fact, the School Agents came under NYPD control 23 years ago precisely because the old Board of Education had badly mishandled the program through a mix of political influence contaminating the hiring process and plain old-fashioned incompetence. This had allowed felons—often guilty of past crimes that made them particularly unsuited to be in close proximity to children—to be hired, and the training to be less than adequate.

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