WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging administrators to apply for grants to help fund school resource officers. He said it's an effort to enhance school safety.
Earlier this year, state legislators passed a new law, Senate Enrolled Act 1, which makes $20 million available over the next two years in matching grant funds to schools for safety efforts.
With the grant application process now open, Zoeller recommends school leaders apply for funds for school resource officers.
"The schools that have this already recognize that this is a huge value. It's not just safety in the school, but it develops the relationship with students and law enforcement," Zoeller said.
Last year, before the Newtown school shooting, Zoeller's office found that administrators and law enforcement officers would be interested in expanding school resource officer programs.
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