Officer Scott Urkov is an officer for the City of Coolidge.  He drops his daughter off for school in Phoenix. Like most parents, Scott takes his child to school in the morning and does so while in his work clothes. Apparently, these work clothes are a problem for some of the parents at the school.

(This is Scott’s County SWAT uniform which received complaints from parents)

Scott received a phone call from the school asking him to please not pick his daughter up while in uniform because parents were concerned about him carrying a gun. Immediately after receiving this request, Scott posted on Facebook with his frustration,

“Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun, “ he posted. “Are you freaking kidding me?”

The call came from Entz Elementary, a school located in the Mesa School District.

“A district spokeswoman told the station that “some parents” voiced concern about seeing a fully armed police officer on the school’s campus. The spokeswoman apologized that Urkov perhaps took the discussion the wrong way.”

Took it the wrong way? How should a police officer take it when they’re requested by their child’s school not to wear their uniform because they’re armed?

Our society has become so politically correct and taught to fear guns so much, that now we have parents afraid of police at school! According to Fox News, the school has decided to back track on its original position, and has decided to make it a “teachable moment.”

“Meanwhile, school officials’ initial reaction was to ask the officer not to wear his gun and uniform to school, they are now saying they want to turn this incident into “a teachable moment.”

They invited the officer to a special assembly to talk about what police officers do for the community.”

Sounds like to me that the ones that need “teaching” are those working for the school district. Perhaps the school district should take some courses on what the police do, considering they felt it appropriate to make such an absurd request from the start.

Nick is a former Arizona police officer and deputy.  He is a Kaplan University Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security major, recently graduating with highest honors.  Nick is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Betta Kappa Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society. He has appeared as an expert commentator on Fox News Radio, and has been published in academic journals as well as Police One. Nick Can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @Dialn0911

To learn more:

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23652773/2013/10/09/officer-asked-not-to-wear-uniform-at-school-speaks-out

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/03/arizona-police-officer-asked-not-to-wear-uniform-at-daughters-school/