Brooklyn Park police suspends its school resource officer program

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — The Brooklyn Park Police Department is joining a growing list of Minnesota law enforcement agencies that are pulling officer...

September 15, 2023
12:34 AM

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — The Brooklyn Park Police Department is joining a growing list of Minnesota law enforcement agencies that are pulling officers from schools in the aftermath of a controversial law passed this year by the Minnesota Legislature. BPPD announced Thursday that it has made the "difficult decision" to suspend its school resource officer (SRO) program this school year. At the start of the 2023-2024 school year, BPPD had been the lone agency to continue partnering with Anoka-Hennepin Schools, which lost the participation of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, and the municipal police departments of Blaine, Champlin, and Coon Rapids.

Wcco Staff