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Casper police to provide nine student resource officers this school year

Courtesy of NCSD and CPD

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Natrona County School District to provide student resource officers over the coming school year.

The agreement states the police department will provide eight student resource officers and one student resource officer sergeant.

That is in increase from a total of six officers last year.

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In the 2020-2021 school year, that number will increase to a total of ten officers.

Under the agreement, NCSD will reimburse 70% of the salary and benefits of the officers. The anticipated cost of this reimbursement is $61.68 per hour per officer and $72.08 per hour per sergeant.

The officers will have a consistent presence at Casper high schools and middle schools. They will be present at elementary schools on a more intermittent basis.

During the summer, the officers will conduct normal patrol duties.

The agreement also states that body cameras worn by officers as well as car camera systems will be used whenever officers perform “any police duty or responsibility.”

Should the police department decide to release any footage from those cameras, the agreement states that they will first notify the school district.

In emergency situations, they will notify the district footage is being released “as soon as practicable.”

The full agreement can be found in the council’s work packet.

The council voted to approve the agreement during a special council meeting held following their work session on Tuesday, Aug. 13.