Ketchikan schools losing police officer

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan City Council reaffirmed its decision to end the school resource officer program on Dec. 31.

The program places a Ketchikan Police Department officer in schools to interact with students and enforce the law.

The city wanted to end the program earlier this year because of reduced staffing levels at the police department, but agreed to extend it to Dec. 31.

Schools Superintendent Robert Boyle asked the council last week to keep the officer in place until May 1, but the council voted unanimously to end the program by New Year's Day.

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