Henry police to assume SRO duties

The Henry County Police Department will be assuming school resource officer duties.

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The Henry County Police Department will be assuming school resource officer duties.

The Henry County Board of Commissioners and the Henry County Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding for the Henry County Police Department to provide school resource officers for the county’s public schools beginning when classes resume Wednesday.

The actions in a July 21 school board meeting and a July 19 commission meeting came in the wake of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, which had provided the services for a number of years, notifying the school board in June that it would be terminating their agreement, “noting their constitutional obligations to their main charge as a law enforcement agency,” according to a statement from the school district.

Information: co.henry.ga.us.