Seymour Schools Ask Police For Regular Presence

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) _ The Seymour Board of Education has asked police for a regular presence in the district’s four schools.

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/1a9yJzM ) that school officials asked that the schools be placed on the police department’s regular beat with a “beat officer” visiting the schools daily and stationing police at the schools.

Board members say the increased police presence could be done at minimal cost.

Police Chief Michael Metzler has told school officials it’s unlikely the department could soon provide a school resource officer or a full-time regular patrol officer due to cost. Police commissioners have said when the department is fully staffed assigning an officer to the schools could be considered.

Voters this year rejected a proposal to fund four full-time resource officers at a cost of $377,000.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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