The Todd County Board of Education will consider hiring a Resource Officer at its monthly meeting tonight at Todd Central High School.
Superintendent Wayne Benningfield says the resource officer would rotate between the county’s schools and would be responsible to make the buildings a safer place.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin approached Benningfield with the idea recently after funds became available that could only be used for school safety measures. Benningfield says it’s something that’s been needed for some time.
The Elkton Police Department would provide uniforms and equipment for the resource officer, while the school system would pay an hourly rate to the department for his or her presence.