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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Schools will have a new face patrolling the halls next year. City council just
approved funds for a school resource officer – the first for the district.
officials are still figuring out the role the officer will play in the
district, but they say this is great news and will increase safety for
Perrysburg School District was the largest in northwest Ohio without a school
resource officer. Superintendent Tom Hosler says having one is invaluable. The
officer will help with bullying, crime prevention and guiding students in an
ever-changing, sometimes cruel school environment.
safety, cell phones, threats, all kinds of things in addition to the horrors
that we've seen play out across the country with school shootings," Hosler
want the officer to hit the ground running. They will coordinate and answer
questions about ALICE training in each school and teach staff what to do if an
active shooter situation ever occurs.
somebody feet-on-the-ground in the district, be able to respond to those in
real time is going to be huge," Hosler said.
from safety, the officer will be a friendly face imbedded in the school
community. They will be a person students can trust and lean on with problem at
school or at home.
allows the students and their families to connect with a law enforcement
official that they otherwise might not have that kind of relationship, and I
think in this day and age that is so vital," said Hosler.
school resource officer is a city position, but the district will pay 70
percent of the officer's roughly $75,000 salary. Several parents say they are
behind anything the school can do to make their children safer.