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Minneapolis Schools Replace Campus Police

The 74 Million |

After the district terminated its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department and launched a job search for 11 “public safety support specialists” with law enforcement backgrounds, education leaders refused to disclose the names and qualifications of those picked for the role in September. 

But documents obtained by The 74 through public records requests, and by a source who wasn’t authorized to share the files, offer a comprehensive look at the district’s new school security team. In total, more than half of the new hires have experience as former police, security or corrections officers — a revelation that’s infuriated activists demanding police-free schools.