Ohio House Bill 318 requires school districts that obtain school resource officer services to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a Sheriff’s Office or other appropriate law enforcement agency describing the school resource officer program.  H.B. 318 also established qualifications and training requirements for school resource officers and specifies some services they may provide to school districts and schools.  For example, school resource officers appointed on or after November 2, 2018, must complete 40 hours of specialized training certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.  Accordingly, H.B. 318 is of great interest to Sheriff’s Offices and other law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.  CORSA has prepared a template SRO Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that can be modified to meet the specific needs of members.  The template MOU can be accessed at: SRO Agreement 7-31-18.  Please remember to consult your Prosecutor’s Office for legal advice and a thorough review before entering into a MOU.  H.B. 318 and Ohio Legislative Service Commission’s analysis of the Bill can be accessed at:  https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-318