School-Based Policing in Maine: A study on School Resource Officers in Maine’s public schools.

Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 8-29-2019


school resource officer, school safety, training, policy


This study was commissioned by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) to learn more about how SROs are deployed in Maine, and to understand if they are creating a culture of safety in Maine schools. This study collects existing national research on SROs, including deployment, effectiveness, impacts, and points of concern. A mixed method research design provides an overview of the program’s scope and various modes of deployment in Maine’s public schools.

Funding Organization

Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group