Can a school’s law enforcement unit officials be considered schools officials with legitimate educational interests?

Yes, if certain conditions apply.  A law enforcement unit official, just like any other employee of the school, may generally be considered a school official with a legitimate educational interest if the employee needs to see education records in order to perform his or her professional duties.  In several questions below, we discuss how the school official provision applies in situations in which the law enforcement unit is not comprised of school employees.