Goshen Police Department submits memorandum for school resource officer program
GOSHEN, Ind -- After already having resource officers in some Goshen schools, the Goshen police department wants to make it a formal agreement with the city board of works and safety.
The police department in Goshen has presented a seven-page memorandum document to the board of public works and safety to have the resource officers in the schools through the end of the school year in 2022.
The document lays out how the program will work and what officers will do inside the schools.
If approved, the program will be paid for by the city of Goshen and will allow officers to help with disciplinary situations.
Along with anything illegal that takes place at the school.
"I think it’s an excellent idea. I think it’s good because it will build a rapport between the kids and the officer," said Goshen high school parent Stefan Rios.
Goshen parents tell me, with the recent uptick in TikTok trends impacting safety and security at schools, the idea of establishing an official school resource officer program is needed.
"A lot of social media. All the networks, TikToks, different things like that. All the social media, I think that’s the way to get kids to send things to each other and it rowels people up," said Rios.
With the memorandum, resource officers will not only be in Goshen high school.
It will include the middle school, intermediate school, and elementary school.
According to the office of Goshen Mayor Stutsman, the vote is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 11th.