The Bucks County Salary Board voted unanimously to hire a deputy sheriff to replace an existing deputy who will be assigned the Student Resource Officer role at Central Bucks West, writes Jeff Werner for the Patch.
The request for the new hire was made by Bucks County Sheriff’s Department and will help in the support of the new SRO. The new position will be funded by Central Bucks School District in its entirety. The district will also cover the costs of training and equipment for the new position.
“They (the school district) have pretty much left an open checkbook for this program,” said Bucks County Sheriff Fred Harran. “They’ve also agreed that if somewhere down the road we want to pull out, the school district will absorb that position until we can fill it. This is a win-win.”
Harran added that the sheriff’s department and the school district are in the process of interviewing internal candidates for the job. The candidate who is selected for the role will attend training starting this month to prepare for the new school year.
Read more about the new SRO role in the Patch.