Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO. 2008- 22

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ELKINS POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TO ELKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT TO BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2008, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2009.

WHEREAS, the Elkins Police Department has been contacted by Elkins Public Schools concerning the sharing of a school resource officer for the Fall 2008 semester and for the Spring 2009 Semester which ends June 30, 2009.

WHEREAS, the Elkins Police Department fully encourages and supports the presence of a school resource officer at the public schools in Elkins.

WHEREAS, Elkins Public Schools is willing to share the costs of the school resource officer for the 2008/2009 school ending June 30, 2009, and the City is in support of this effort to reinstate a school resource officer in the local schools.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ELKINS CITY COUNCIL That,

From and after passage of this Resolution, Elkins Public Schools and the Elkin's Police Department will agree to a Guideline for sharing between Elkins Public Schools and Elkins Police Department of one School Resource Officer (SRO hereinafter); this agreement shall run from August 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. The salary, benefits, equipment and training expenses of the SRO shall be shared with Elkins Public Schools paying fifty percent (50%) and Elkins Police Department paying fifty percent (50%) during this period. The Elkins Police Department shall provide a patrol unit for use of the SRO within Elkins, travel outside Elkins at the request of either party shall be paid by the requesting party, except travel for training which shall be shared equally.

Although the Elkins Police Department will have use of the SRO during emergencies and non-school periods ofthe year, the Police Department has agreed to the above cost sharing with the School District during this term. Further evaluation and calculations may be required if the program is continued beyond June 30, 2009

PASSED AND APPROVED this 21st day of  August, 2008