Thursday, October 28, 2021
City Cuts School Resource Officers

City Cuts School Resource Officers

There will be fewer School Resources Officers patrolling the halls of Goldsboro city schools.

At its last meeting, the Goldsboro City Council voted to decrease the number of Goldsboro Police Department School Resource Officers from three down to one.

That was after hearing the request from Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West.

West says he is not sufficiently staffed to provide three SROs to Wayne County Public Schools.

Goldsboro Councilman Gene Aycock says the SROs are an instance where the city asked to keep “giving, giving, giving” to the county.

The one Goldsboro Police Department SRO will be assigned to Goldsboro High School.

Chief West says he is “disheartened” by the decision, and he hopes the School Resource Officer situation can be revisited by the end of the school year.

The Wayne County Board of Education plans to discuss SRO contracts at a special meeting this Tuesday.

 

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