Rock Island City Council approves school resource officer for school district
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - The Rock Island City Council on Monday approved funding for a new school resource officer for the Rock Island-Milan School District.
Rock Island Police Chief Richard Landi said the district has not had a school resource officer since 2019 and staffing was the biggest impediment to retaining one.
The move must also be approved by the school board, which is slated to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The estimated annual cost is just over $108,000. If the school board votes to approve, the school resources officer will start in January.
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