Special Patrol Officer (SPO)

May 2019 Update: Special Patrol Officers

Adirondack Central School District is continually reviewing our safety and security measures. As shared previously in district newsletters, on the district website, and in the news, we have been working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department to have Special Patrol Officers present in our buildings. The district has been fortunate to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) for several years so this will be a welcome addition. The program is incredibly beneficial and the connections made have been very strong within the school community. Last year, the Oneida County Board of Legislators approved to pay $500,000 to bring Special Patrol Officers into local school districts. The cost is approximately $19,000 to fund each part-time officer. The county pays for half of the salary for the Special Patrol Officer and the school district pays the other half. Recently, the County approved to hire additional SPOs due to the demand of school districts participating in the initiative this school year. Adirondack has contracted for four part-time SPOs to work on a rotating schedule.   A Special Patrol Officer’s primary responsibility is to provide safety and security to the students and staff in our schools. The majority of school districts throughout Oneida County are contracting to have Special Patrol Officers in their districts.  It has taken longer to begin with our SPOs than anticipated due to the number of schools who are participating.  Our SPOs are scheduled to begin May 16th


February/March 2019 newsletter: 
Special Patrol Officers

As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, several school districts throughout Oneida County have Special Patrol Officers. The officers are staffed through the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. We have been fortunate to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) for several years. In addition to our SRO, we will be working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department. Last year, the Oneida County Board of Legislators approved to pay $500,000 to bring Special Patrol Officers into local school districts. The cost is roughly $19,000 to fund each part-time officer. Under the new initiative, the county pays for half of the salary for the part-time patrol officer and the school district pays the other half. Please welcome our Special Patrol Officers when you see them in our schools.

December/January 2018 newsletter: Special Patrol Officer Initiative

ACS is constantly reviewing our safety and security measures. We have been fortunate to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) for several years. This program is incredibly beneficial and the connections made have been very strong within the school community. In addition to our SRO, we will be working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department. Earlier in the year, the Oneida County Board of Legislators approved to pay $500,000 to bring Special Patrol Officers into local school districts. Under the new initiative, the county pays for half of the salary for the part-time patrol officer and the school district pays the other half. The cost is roughly $19,000 to fund each part-time officer. A Special Patrol Officer’s primary job is to provide safety and security. Several school districts throughout Oneida County have Special Patrol Officers. The officers are staffed through the Oneida County Sherriff’s Office. ACS will be contracting for the equivalent of two full-time Special Patrol Officers. Please welcome our Special Patrol Officers when you see them in our schools.

 

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