Everyone wants our schools to be safe. Some Nebraska schools are exploring the addition of school resource officers (SROs) in an attempt to increase school safety. The debate about school resource officers is important to the ACLU because the intersections of students rights, disability rights, racial justice and police practices fall squarely within our mission to protect and defend all Nebraskans' civil rights and civil liberties. 

The ACLU of Nebraska is monitoring the growing police presence in our schools because it disproportionately targets students of color and those with disabilities well beyond the percentage of the student population they represent. These practices fuel the school-to-prison pipeline, creating life-long disadvantages for youth and contributing to the state's prison overpopulation. 

Legal and policy research only tell us part of the story. That's why we need to hear from you!

If you are a parent, teacher, or student and have interacted with a school resource officer, please share your story to help us understand what happened to you and what's really happening behind school doors. Your story is key in our fight for reforms to make these programs better and safer for all Nebraska kids and families.

Please take our survey to tell us about your interaction with SROs in Nebraska schools: https://action.aclu.org/webform/ne-sro-survey