Resolutions

RESOLUTION 2009-15

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ELKINS POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TO ELKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT TO BEGIN 08-19-2009  AND ENDING 05-27-10.

WHEREAS, the Elkins Police Department has been contacted by Elkins Public Schools concerning the sharing of a school resource officer for the Fall 2009 semester and for the Spring 2010 Semester which ends 05-27-10.

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 2009/2010 school ending 05-27-10, and the City is in support of this effort to maintain a school resource officer in the local schools.

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 08-19-2009  throught 05-27-10. 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 of the 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, 2008.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 15th day of July, 2009..