The manner in which a school establishes its law enforcement unit is outside the scope of FERPA. Accordingly, FERPA does not require a school to use only employees to staff its law enforcement unit. Local police officers and other law enforcement personnel employed by local or state authorities also may serve as the “law enforcement unit” of an educational agency or institution.
K-12 School Officials
Postsecondary School Officials
Law Enforcement Units/School Resource Officers