PARKERSBURG, WV (AP) — Parkersburg is getting a grant to fund new school resource officer positions.
David McKinley said the $343,940 grant is from the U.S. Department of
Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The funding
will allow three officers to be hired.
McKinley says the officers
will help students feel more secure, give parents piece of mind and
provide additional resources for crime prevention.
Department program offers grants to state and local law enforcement
agencies to hire or rehire officers. The program provides the salary and
benefits for officer and deputy hires for three years.
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