The school district will pay SRO salaries while they work in the buildings, and the city will pay them during the times school is not in session.
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The officers will receive specialized training for the SRO assignments and will also be certified in ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training.
Hamilton Schools, which enroll 9,730 students in the Butler County city, had its final day of classes Wednesday.
Classes begin again Aug. 14.
“Providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff is one of our highest priorities. Through our partnership with the Hamilton Police Department, we were able to secure outstanding school resource officers for our buildings,” said Hamilton Schools Superintendent Tony Orr.
Police officials said interested officers applied to the school jobs posting and were interviewed by police and school administrators. Officers were then selected as one of the five SROs.