School Resource Officer Discussion

The Mount Pleasant School District and the City are discussing a resource officer for the district.  During a recent city council personnel and finance committee meeting the possibility of using a Mount Pleasant police officer was discussed. Apparently, the school board financing committee expressed a willingness to pay 70% of that officer’s salary. There are some union questions but the idea would be for the officer to spend  7:30 am to 3:45 pm, 175 days out of the year in the schools when students are in class.  The rest of the time would be regular patrol with the police department. Police Chief Lyle Murray said the number of calls to the Middle School and High School warrant putting a resource officer in place.