PUBLIC SAFETY

With program under scrutiny, school resource officer explains role in Salem-Keizer school system

School resource officers have become a focus point in Salem as hundreds of community leaders, teachers and citizens have called for the Salem-Keizer School District to end its contracts with local law enforcement agencies for police in schools.

The push, led by Salem youth organization Latinos Unidos Siempre, follows similar actions across the country as those advocating for SROs removal say it contributes to . . .

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