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September 22, 2013

Keeping cops on campus

GREENVILLE — Two Greenville Police Department officers will continue to serve on campuses in the Greenville Independent School District in the coming year.

The Greenville City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to approve an interlocal agreement with the Greenville ISD, which would pay the city’s share of the salaries of the school resource officers.

The council intends to vote on the issue during Tuesday’s regular agenda, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A work session is also scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Under the agreement, renewed last year ago, the city and the school district each pay a little more than $87,000, one-half of the salaries and benefits for the two school resource officers, according a memo to the council from Police Chief Daniel J. Busken.

“Since 1989, the City of Greenville (City) and the Greenville Independent School District (GISD) have collaborated in the funding and support of the School Resource Officer position,” Busken said. “The Greenville Police Department (Police) and GISD through the School Resource Officers serve the student community by providing accessible, motivated, trained professionals who meet many law enforcement needs, provide education and information, and are the police department’s representatives to the student community.”

Currently, Greenville Police Department Officers Richard Calender and James Hamilton serve in that capacity.

The officers are also involved in implementing the police department’s Summer of Safety programs, which this year included Skating Friday, Fishing Friday, Swimming Friday, Movie Friday, the Kids Camp and the Teen Police Academy.

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