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To the Editor: Law Enforcement, Schools Function Best Independently of One Another

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Police play an important role in the community, and I’m grateful to live in a town where they are responsive when residents have concerns.

I feel this way on a few levels—as a resident, a father to two little kids, and in my career as a criminologist. In that latter role, I study crime and system reactions to it, and I collaborate with public and private agencies to try and identify best policy and practice using research evidence.

For these reasons, I want to direct readers’ attention to the upcoming local elections and the intersection of law enforcement and education.

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