News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted
You have 3 free articles left.
Enter your details to start free trial. Sign in
Login with email Subscribe to website Gift a subscription

For 50 years, police have patrolled schools in Salem. Now, some say it's time for a new approach.

Eleven police officers are assigned to Salem-Keizer schools, where they're tasked with investigating child abuse cases, mentoring students and responding to crimes. Some community groups have long pushed for an end to the system, saying it results in more arrests and discipline for Black and Latino students.

Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe.