Couple of issues in this thread. Paperwork is a large and very necessary part of law enforcement that needs to done accurately and immediately to insure nothing is forgotten about and the complainant/victim has a thorough report of whatever incident. Paperwork shouldn't be done in between meet and greets while kids run amuck. Also rarely do LEO just run tags for poops and giggles, they are too busy real problems or what people think are real problems (that's another story). If you doubt this please schedule a ride along with the agency of your choice or take a tour of a 911 call center. Troopers with State Highway Patrol have the same arrest powers as any other LEO and they have jurisdiction throughout the whole state. Generally speaking though they are busy dealing with wrecks and other traffic issues as that is their first priority. As far as have an excess amount of officers to deploy into schools...that's just flat out wrong. Across the country police agencies are running at, near or below minimum capacity. The funds just aren't there to hire the numbers that are actually needed. This is my first post on these forums so let me get back on topic.
Having an LEO at every school is an option but at a cost to the tax payers. The real issue that needs addressing is the elimination of the gun free zones and let the non-liberal school staff pack some heat if they want. Let me walk my daughter to class with my glock on my side. Unarmed guards are just a stupid idea, in the moment of a hairy event the unarmed guard is just another person calling 911 that has to be saved. Armed guards wouldn't be as bad though. I suppose I could be talked into my tax dollars being burned on an armed guard. Just my opinion, but i think my option is a good one.