Miller, whose mother served for 15 years as a school resource officer in Fort Worth ISD, acknowledged that many of his students have difficult histories with the police. But having officers in schools on a day-to-day basis can give students a clearer picture of the role police play in the community, he said. Much of that will also depend on the approach those officers take, he said, but he’s been encouraged by Chief Neil Noakes’ commitment to community policing. If officers take the job as an opportunity to build relationships with students, they can help change kids’ perspectives about what the police are about, he said. “It’s about relationship and mutual respect between law enforcement officials in the community,” he said.