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Chartiers Valley Moving Forward with Police Officer at Intermediate School

Scott Township and the Chartiers Valley School District are beginning to negotiate a contract to have a "resource officer" in the intermediate school.

Scott Township commissioners and the Chartiers Valley School District are beginning to negotiate a contract to have a police officer in the intermediate school.

The township commissioners last week approved a motion to begin negotiations to install the “school resource officer” at the intermediate campus along Swallow Hill Road.

Last month, the school district announced it had spoken to the police chiefs in Scott and Collier about placing officers on the three campuses following the school shooting in Newtown, CT.

It’s not clear how the school district or Scott Township would fund the resource officer, or if they will use a current police officer from the department’s staff.

“We’d like to thank them for supporting this initiative,” the school district said in a statement on its website. “As we continue to work with the Scott Township commissioners, it’s clear they are dedicated to ensuring our students are safe. We appreciate their leadership with this initiative and look forward to continuing to work with them to provide a safe environment for our students.”

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Sue Bradley January 02, 2013 at 03:38 PM
I think it's a good idea to have them in ALL four schools.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 04:25 PM
@Sue... They're also in discussions with Collier Township police about placing officers at the primary and middle/high campuses. I'm sure that's next on the agenda. Here's the story I wrote about that last month... http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articles/chartiers-valley-might-put-police-officers-in-schools
Jaun January 02, 2013 at 06:17 PM
DO IT IN ALL CV SCHOOLS.WHAT WOULD IT COST? $25 PER HOUSEHOLD. TAKE A COLLECTION , I WILL DONATE TO KEEP LOVED ONES SAFE.
same old story January 02, 2013 at 06:23 PM
WOULD THE COP SERVE ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN A PHYSICAL PRESENCE?
Mike Jones (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Just spoke to Scott Township police Chief Jim Secreet and he said they would come from his manpower and be a "resource officer" that would also teach programs, anti-bullying classes, etc. He said CV would pay for most of the cost and called their initial offer "generous." He also told me it would be a "win-win" for both sides because it would give him another officer during daylight hours, and that officer could go on normal patrols during in-service days and summer break.
robert kaupinis January 03, 2013 at 12:43 AM
I think its a great idea,long over due.
Steelergirl January 03, 2013 at 01:16 AM
I think it is a good idea for one to be in all the schools. I know they are also working with Collier police hopefully they have something worked out in the near future.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Working on that story as we speak after attending Wednesday night's Collier Township commissioners meeting. Full story will be up shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
Guest January 03, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Jaun0 I agree 100% I will GLADLY pay 25.00 to keep my precious little one safe! It's a shame collier isn't being so cooperative as Scott Township!
same old story January 03, 2013 at 03:11 PM
A HIRED COP WOULD ALSO CUT DOWN ON OTHER NON SENSE IN SCHOOL DURING THE DAY.

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