Plano to Bring School Resource Officers Back to Its Middle Schools

Plano Police are going back to middle school, where most campuses in the city have been without school resource officers for more than a decade. A partnership between the city and Plano ISD calls for hiring 15 new officers who will not only provide security but also crime prevention, mentoring, safety training and a full-time presence at its campuses. Plano Police Chief Gregory W. Rushin told the city council that adding more SROs is a priority. "I don't think you can really quantify the good that the school resource officers do above and beyond being security in the schools," said Rushin, who worked as a school resource officer when Plano's program began in 1983.   Continue reading...

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