“This partnership with Lakota and Butler Tech has been a win-win for years, allowing officers to build positive and meaningful relationships with parents, students, staff and school administration. These relationships, in turn, enhance our general policing efforts within the greater community,” Herzog said.
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The agreement with Lakota includes five officers who will spend time circulating campuses in West Chester, predominantly Lakota West High School and Lakota West Freshman building; Hopewell Junior School; and various elementary schools.
The agreement with Butler Tech includes one officer who will spend up to five hours per week at the school’s BioScience Center in West Chester.
The school districts pay for a portion of officer compensation and benefits as part of the agreement.