Resource officers for Jonesboro schools sticking around

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Funds for Jonesboro school system resource officers flooded in from the city this week.

The city of Jonesboro was recently awarded a grant that will fund three current and one new SRO officer.

Heather Clements with the city of Jonesboro says SRO officers are invaluable in our Jonesboro school system. "They kind of pick up on things and are able to prevent situations that might otherwise occur if they weren't there.And so, it gives the school some extra, extra security during the day and protects the students," Clements said. "They are there to react crimes if they happen, but they are really there to be a deterrent to crime and kind of minimize the opportunity for crime, if you will."

This grant will fund the SRO officers for the next 3 years.

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