NY State Senator Introduces Legislation for School Security Training Amid Growing Violence

Jacob Alvear

Originally published in Long Island.com

(Hauppauge, NY): Senator Monica R. Martinez introduced bill S4559 calling for school security guards to receive school-specific training. The effort comes at a time where schools continue to experience an increase in acts of violence. The bill would require those seeking employment as a school security guard to undergo specialized training in various areas including but not limited to youth conflict resolution and mediation, dynamics of student behavior and cultural awareness, and the role of school-security in an educational environment. 

“The role of school security guards has changed. We must ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve our youth population in an educational climate. School is a place for learning and growth, and we must preserve such through intentional and effective school-safety measures,” said Senator Martinez.