Grant Could Mean More School Resource Officers In Hamilton County

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Updated: 9/27/2013 7:12 pm
Hamilton County could get 8 more school resource officers.
That's thanks to a 1 million dollar C.O.P.S. grant from the Justice Department.
Right now, there are 20 school resource officers in the district.
But there's no guarantee we will get the extra manpower.
Sheriff Jim Hammond says Hamilton County Commissioners have to agree to pay for part of the cost.
"The requirement is that the county will have to come up with some of the capital in this, plus they have to agree to fund this for one extra year. The grant will award for 3 years, and then the 4th year will be picked up by the county."
There's no word yet on which schools would get the extra officers.
Sheriff Hammond says if the county accepts the grant, the new officers probably won't be hired and trained until the beginning of the year.

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