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RELEASE: Rep. Gillman Urges DFL Support for School Resource Officer Law Fix

Monday, September 11, 2023
September 11th, 2023


Austin Parrish, 651.297.8407

News Release 

Rep. Gillman Urges DFL Support for School Resource Officer Law Fix

St. Paul, MN – Representative Dawn Gillman (R – Dassel) joins fellow House and Senate Republicans in calling for a special session to address a legislative change that is affecting school resource officers (SRO) across Minnesota. A provision in the Democrat’s education omnibus bill has limited SRO’s ability to keep students and staff safe and will remove these officers from schools across the state.

“This week we’ve heard about more schools here in McLeod County losing their school resource officers because of this change.” Added Rep. Gillman on this legislative change. “This is unacceptable and decreases student safety. We need the governor to call a special session so we can all come back to St. Paul and fix this immediately.”

The League of Minnesota Cities and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association have publicly raised concerns about the recent removal of Student Resource Officers from numerous Minnesota schools. The House and Senate Republicans, joined by several peace officers, held a joint press conference on Wednesday morning to speak about a solution for Minnesota schools. You can view the whole press conference here: