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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Commissioners approve fourth deputy for school safety pilot program

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SPRINGFIELD, OH (JULY 26, 2018) – A school safety pilot program will bring a dedicated Clark County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer into the Clark-Shawnee Local School District during the 2018-2019 school year.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office agreed this spring to partner with Tecumseh Local Schools, the Springfield-Clark County Career Technical Center and the Northwestern Local School District to place an officer on its campuses throughout the day.

The Board of Clark County Commissioners and the Sheriff’s Office agreed to place a fourth officer at Clark-Shawnee Local Schools at its Tuesday, July 24 commission meeting.

Commissioner Rick Lohnes and Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett championed the program along with the four local school superintendents.

The total cost for the deputies is about $340,000. The county will pay about $140,000 while the four school districts will each pay $50,000 for its assigned deputy.

The program is expected to begin in August. It will operate for one year with an option to reevaluate at its completion, Burchett said. The deputies will be placed back on the road during the summer based on the needs of the program, she said.

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Media contact:

Sheriff | Deb Burchett, 937-521-2049
Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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