Hoover city council agreement puts an officer in every school | News
HOOVER, AL (WBRC)- The city of Hoover is beefing up security at its schools after the city council agreed to help put more officers on campus.
FOX6 News reporter Christy Hutchings was at the council meeting Tuesday and says that the council approved the funding unanimously
Mayor Ivey tells FOX6 News that this issue is not about money but is the right thing to do. This approved funding will add four new resource officers so all 17 schools in Hoover will have a police officer in the building for the rest if this school year.
Once this school year is finished police will meet with the council and the school superintendent to determine whether this arrangement will continue. Hoover Police Chief Derzis says right now these extra resources officers are an important need.
"Our job is to make sure our community is safe. With the school shootings we want to make sure that every student that goes to school, every parent that comes by the school, every teacher that works at the school feel safe where they go," Derzis said.
Derzis says that within 30 minutes of the Newtown, Conn. shooting there was an officer in every school and the community provided the department with positive feedback after this action.
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