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Decatur County Community Schools (DCCS) and the Decatur County Sheriff's Department will partner to hire a full time school resource officer.
The "Greensburg Daily News" is reporting that the officer, who is yet to be hired, was among the agenda items at Wednesday night's meeting of the DCCS Board.
DCCS Superintendent Johnny Budd said that the district recently secured a $50,000 grant from Indiana's School Safety Initiative Awards to help hire a resource officer. Fifty percent of the grant will go toward the new officer's salary, while the rest will go toward improving DCCS emergency action plans and general security.
According to the story, the new officer will be a full-time sheriff's deputy with the full authority of a police officer, but will spend the days during the school year working exclusively with DCCS buildings, personnel and students. On weekends and during the summer months, the officer's assignments will be at the discretion of DCSD.
For more on this story, visit www.greensburgdailynews.com.
Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013 3:38:36 PM
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