OH (JULY 6, 2018) – A school safety pilot program will bring a dedicated Clark
County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer into the Northwestern Local School
District during the 2018-2019 school year.
County Sheriff’s Office agreed this spring to partner with Tecumseh Local
Schools and the Springfield-Clark County Career Technical Center 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 third officer at Northwestern Local
Schools at its Thursday, July 5 commission meeting.
every child in Clark County to feel safe when they go to school,” said
Commissioner Rick Lohnes, who championed the program along with Clark County
Sheriff Deb Burchett.
cost for the deputies is about $255,000. The county will pay about $105,000
while the three school districts will each pay $50,000 for its assigned deputy.
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,
Deborah Burchett, 937-521-2049
County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031