Madison Co. sheriff shuffles funds for more school officers

Published: Jul. 16, 2015 at 1:43 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2015 at 1:43 AM CDT
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Madison County Sheriff is expressing his concern about the need for more school resource officers.

Sheriff Blake Dorning addressed the Madison County Commission Wednesday morning about his concerns.

He says they currently have five SROs and three in training.

They plan to pull money from the pistol permit funds to pay for the the new positions.

"We want to be able to have sufficient personnel so that we can put a person at the schools," Dorning said. "It would be a tremendous deterrent from someone wanting to harm our children."

Dorning says he also asked the Madison County Commission about moving some other funds to be able to give their deputies a better salary.

He says this will help them retain good employees.

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