BEDFORD – Lawrence County commissioners signed a contract presented by Sheriff Greg Day allowing him to swear in and help train and hire a school resource officer at Mitchell Community Schools.
The hiring of the officer will not cost the county any money. Sheriff Day has been working with Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer and Mitchell Police Chief Troy Loboski after School Resource Officer Rob German stepped down to take another position.
Sheriff Day will swear in the new hire as a special deputy. The officer will follow all the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Department.
The school board will be responsible for paying the officer’s salary, training, benefits, and equipment.
The person hired for the position must be a graduate of the police academy and then be approved by Sheriff Day for the position.
Mitchell Police Department will donate a vehicle to the school for the officer to use. The school would be responsible for all of the gas and vehicle upkeep.
The contract was approved by the school board Monday night. The commissioner approved the contract this morning.
Sheriff Day also reported there were 123 inmates at the jail this morning. Of those 97 were males, 26 females, 21 Department of Correction holds, one parole hold and 14 Level 6 offenders.