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PUBLIC LAW 105-302—OCT. 27, 1998 112 STAT. 2841 Public Law 105-302 105th Congress An Act To amend part Q of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 Oct. 27, 1998 to encourage the use of school reso\ut:e officers. [S. 2235] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS. Part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.) is amended— (1) in section 1701(d)— 42 USC 3796dd. (A) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (10) as paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively; and (B) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following: "(8) establish school-based partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and local school systems by using school resource officers who operate in and around elementary and secondary schools to combat school-related crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug activities;"; and (2) in section 1709— 42 USC (A) by redesignating the first 3 undesignated para- 3796dd -8. graphs as paragraphs (1) through (3), respectively; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "(4) 'school resource officer' means a career law enforcement officer, with sworn authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and assigned by the employing police department or agency to work in collaboration with schools and community- based organizations— (A) to address crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug activities affecting or occurring in or around an elementary or secondary school; "(B) to develop or expand crime prevention efforts for students; "(C) to educate likely school-age victims in crime prevention and safety; "(D) to develop or expand community justice initiatives for students; "(E) 'to train students in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and crime awareness;