16-16-1. Definitions. (a) "Campus police officer" shall mean a school security officer designated by the board of education of any school district pursuant to K.S.A. 72-8222, and amendments thereto.
(b) "Law enforcement officer" and "police officer" shall mean a full-time or part-time salaried officer or employee of the state, a county, or a city whose duties include the prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal or traffic law of Kansas or of any Kansas municipality. These terms shall include a campus police officer.
(c) "Law enforcement officer primarily assigned to a school" shall mean any of the following:
(1) A campus police officer;
(2) a school resource officer; or
(3) a law enforcement officer jointly designated by a superintendent and the head of a law enforcement agency.
(d) "School district" shall mean a unified school district organized under the laws of Kansas.
(e) "School resource officer" shall mean a law enforcement officer or police officer who is employed by a local law enforcement agency and is assigned to a school district through an agreement between the local law enforcement agency and the school district.
(f) "Superintendent" shall mean the superintendent of schools appointed by the board of education of a school district.
(g) "Superintendent's designee" shall mean a person who is appointed by the superintendent and who is licensed by the Kansas state board of education and employed by the superintendent's school district but is not a law enforcement officer. (Authorized by and implementing L. 2016, ch. 46, §14; effective Dec. 16, 2016.)