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May 31, 2014

OKC schools, police partner to increase security

OKLAHOMA CITY — Elementary schools in Oklahoma City will have additional security when classes resume in August.

The school district and the Oklahoma City Police Department have announced plans to add eight officers to support elementary schools.

The officers will rotate through the district’s 55 elementary schools and offer support when campuses need increased security. Four officers will be in place for the start of school on Aug. 4. The remaining officers will be added in January 2015.

The cost for the additional officers is $602,100, which will be split between the district and the city. The district’s security contract with the city also includes two lieutenants who serve as supervisors, 15 school resource officers for middle and high schools along with an officer for Board of Education meetings and after school events.

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