Students have the right to feel safe in their classrooms and parents deserve peace of mind that their children are protected at school and in their communities.
Learning from past tragedies, Cops and Kids Together identifies issues where resources can be provided to protect our schools against severe threats while still guarding the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens.
Issues in the News
Cops and Kids Together is hosting Safe School Forum 2018 this summer to educate communities nationwide about implementing police-in-school programs and legislative initiatives. In the wake of multiple school shootings, school safety has become a national priority....read more
The Addiction Epidemic: Re-ordering Strategies for Substance Abuse Disorders from Intervention to Prevention
More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids…nearly double in a decade. An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) died from alcohol abuse in the same year. We lost 152,000...read more
March 20, 2018 - An armed student who shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning has died, according to St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron. The sheriff said the school resource officer engaged the shooter and ended the threat,...read more
by Robert Kenneth Jones This is the truth. We are experiencing a dramatic rise in suicide in The United States. While other causes of death are on the decline, suicide is climbing…and it's doing so for every age group under 75. Suicide is the second-highest cause of...read more
by Robert Kenneth Jones Can we parents, family members, friends, supervisors, teachers, pastorsor human service providers get the people in our sphere of influence to do things that are good for them when they seem to be going in the wrong direction or even on a...read more
by Robert Kenneth Jones I made the most startling discovery about the world around me when I was 20 years old. My college career took a turn to the left back in 1970. The turbulent times of my generation were in full swing. After the Kent State Shootings on May 4th...read more
WHITTIER, Calif. -- Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier...read more
Nikolas Cruz’s pathway to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. yesterday is littered with social media posts. Dark and disturbing. What should our responsibilities as citizens be when we see this in someone’s timeline? Do parents or friends have a...read more
Legislation would assist law enforcement in rural communities; garners support of local sheriffs Rep. Vicky Hartzler's HR 2513, the Police Officers Protecting Children Act, would allow off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry a...read more
Legislation would assist law enforcement in rural communities; garners support of local sheriffsRep. Vicky Hartzler's HR 2513, the Police Officers Protecting Children Act, would allow off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm while in...read more