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Madison city leaders work to keep SROs

SROs will stay in Madison city schools. SROs will stay in Madison city schools.
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Madison city leaders took action to make sure school resource officers (SROs) stay in their schools.

Madison police were on board with this plan. Police Chief Larry Muncey said having an SRO on campus is a win-win situation for students on two levels: these officers provide security, and they build strong mentoring relationships with students.

Madison city leaders approved a resolution that will keep these police officers on campus Monday night. The school district will pay the city more than $250,000 for eight school resource officers, two per high school, one per middle school, and two that will go around to different schools.

Chief Muncey said the goal is for students to see the same SROs on campus every day. He said that with this connection, students will be able to go to these officers with their problems.

Madison elementary schools currently don't have SROs, but Chief Muncey said he hopes to place officers there once the money becomes available.

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