• The Atlanta Public Schools Police Department

    APS sees many benefits of managing its own Police Department with in-house School Resource Officers in its schools. They include:

    • Improve school safety and reduce school-based crime
    • Diminish classroom time spent on discipline and behavioral disruptions
    • Connect at-risk students to needed services, divert youth from juvenile court, and create safe, secure, and peaceful school environments.
    • Increase feelings of safety among students, teachers, and administrators
    • Improve relationships between law enforcement and youth