Grant: $115,499 - Department of Justice - Jul. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.'
Project Description: The CHRP grant funds will be used to create an additional School Resource Officer for our district which has an enrollment of approximately 14,102 students. This officer will not only work within our school facilities but will be able to share patrol duties to deter crime within our jurisdiction. A distinct part of our community is made up of low income and disadvantage families. Each school day consist of a high concentration of youths at one location in our community. One of our department?s community initiatives is our School Resource Officer Program. This program enables us to place the trained police officer in one of our middle or high schools every day the school is in session. This is a partnership between the police, the schools and the citizens of the Harlandale School District community. In our SRO program, our officers will take on many roles. The officers can act as patrol officers, patrolling the school districts schools as well as other district facilities, as an advisor, role model and educator, by teaching various programs such as the D.A.R.E program. This will be accomplished by the officers working in collaboration with students, parents, teachers and administrators in a community-oriented police setting. The SRO program will be designed to maintain and help continue the high standards of education and safety all students deserve. This program will be aimed at reducing incidents of delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, violence, peer pressure, vandalism and other issues not only in our schools, but in our community. A proactive role will be taken by the SRO, identifying concerns before they become issues. This will be a strategy of prevention that is a critical part of this program and one which is important towards intervention. Positive relationships between law enforcement and youth, as well as creating an atmosphere of trust, will be promoted by the daily interactions of students and SROs.
Jobs Summary: New Hire: 1 Rehire (Pre-Appication Lay-off) 0 Rehire (Post-Application Lay-off) 0 (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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