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TUSD to split cost with TPD to renew school resource officers

Posted at 9:32 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 13:38:41-04

Back in 2014, the Tucson Unified School District began using school resource officers. Three years later, the grant TUSD was issued to pay SRO's has expired. 

Tuesday night during their board meeting they decided to renew the program by splitting half of the cost with the Tucson Police Department. 

The total cost for six officers is about $600,000 a year. The district will pay half of that, and although it is pricey, board members believe it is necessary.  

Parents within TUSD also say they like knowing their kids are safe while at school because there is law enforcement presence. 

"I think it helps because its sort of like having extra security on campus, so it helps keep our kids safe I think."