Craighead County Sheriff's Department to hire two new officers - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Craighead County Sheriff's Department to hire two new officers

 

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Craighead County Sheriff's Department has been approved to hire two new officers but most of their time will be spent at school.

Brookland School District has been in talks with the Sheriff's Office to hire two school resources officers through their department.

Sheriff Marty Boyd addressed the Craighead County Quorum Court Monday evening.

Boyd said the contract will be similar to what they have worked out with Westside and Bay School Districts.

The school pays full salary and benefits while the county pays for their training and equipment. Boyd said the county will need to foot the bill for outfitting these new officers as well.

"Roughly about 3,800 per officer is what it costs to outfit them, geared up and I do not have that in my budget this year for two start-up positions," Boyd said.

Though he'll need the county to foot the bill for outfitting two new officers, Boyd said they plan to use existing vehicles for the new officers instead of purchasing new ones.

The issue was passed unanimously by the court.

Those new officers will start with Brookland Schools on August 1 of this year.

They'll work as School Resource Officers 9 months out of the year and work on patrol or at the sheriff's department when school is on break.

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All Rights Reserved.

 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:15:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:45:28 GMT

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>
  • Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>
  • Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly