|Published: 8:43 AM, 04/10/2013
||Last updated: 8:43 AM, 04/10/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-It's official. The
Sweetwater City School System will have school resource officers in
each of the four schools this coming fall.
The Sweetwater Board of Education on
Monday formally approved a plan worked out by Director of Schools Dr.
Melanie Miller and Police Commissioner Bill Stockton and SPD Chief
The plan will involve using part-time
officers to keep the cost down. Miller and Stockton said the Police
Department will hire several officers so none of them work lots of
hours. That plan will mean no benefits will have to be paid out.
Stockton stressed the SROs will be
trained, certified officers who will carry a firearm. They will not
have patrol cars, as their focus will be the schools. Current SRO
David Lewallen will head up the program and has a patrol car to be
mobile and available to all schools.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 10, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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