Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Nicole Frisch


Law Enforcement is inserted into schools all over the United States to ensure the school’s safety. Law Enforcement and community relationships are most important in developing trust between law enforcement and schools, including staff, students, and families. Once trust is established, law enforcement in schools is utilized by providing their services to better the school’s community. This research aims to get an insight into how people currently feel about law enforcement and what people would want from law enforcement in schools. Which raises the question, what does the public think about law enforcement in schools? The sample includes people above the age of 18 years old from various states in the United States, primarily Massachusetts. Results, policy implications, and directions for future research will be discussed.