HARRODSBURG - The city school system and the Harrodsburg City Commission hope to work together to keep a police officer in Harrodsburg Middle and High schools.
It's not a security issue, nor is it because of discipline problems in the two schools. It is a program funded by a grant that the Commission agreed to support at its regular meeting Tuesday.
John Barrington, a school system employee with grant writing experience, appeared before the Board of Commissioners to request support for the application for a $175,000 grant to fund the program for three years.
Police Chief Ernie Kelty lent his support to the program in which a sworn police officer spends 75 percent of his time in the schools and 25 percent as a city police officer. Kelty said the School Resource Officer program has been successful in other communities.