Photo: Floyd County Sheriff’s Officer
Several counties in the region have announced the presence of law enforcement officers at their schools throughout the remainder of the year. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office began placing officers at each of the three high schools in the county on February 27, 2018. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office announced they will have a deputy in the five Pike County School Districts beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018, also in effect the remainder of the school year. Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price said that while his office does not currently have the funding for a full-time resource officer to be placed in the schools, his office has a good working relationship with the schools and has a visible presence when requested. He added that grants and funding are always being sought, and that they will be happy to place an officer in the schools if funding becomes available.