Scooters For School Cops?

| August 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

School Resource Officers Armed With ScootersSchool Police Scooter

It appears that Anne Arundel County high school resource officers (police officers assigned to schools) have a new tool (toy?) to play with in the parking lots of the schools.

From a distance, it looks like the Zappy 3 Standard scooter with a cost of  $600. While supplying these to the county’s 12 high schools is not a huge cost, the question remains is it really needed? Does this come from the already strapped school budget? Or the already strapped county budget?

This morning, as a car alarm was blaring for nearly 5 minutes, one of the scooter equipped officers was busy demonstrating how it can go down a curb from a sidewalk. One might think an investigation of the alarm might have been a priority.

What are your opinions? Was this a good addition to the school resource program? Or a waste of money?  Paul Blart, School Cop anyone?

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