Pending the upcoming submission and possible approval of a competitive U.S. Department of Justice grant application, there could likely be a full time police officer stationed in Defiance City Schools.
A grant will be filed to help fund a community resource officer.The grant, if approved, would fund 75 percent of the cost. Defiance City Schools would provide a 25-percent match, amounting to $17,000.
Under the current program, a police officer does a walk-through of the district’s three buildings throughout the day, depending on availability, but there is no set schedule.
If the grant is approved and funding is available, an officer will be hired to split his time between the high school, middle school and elementary buildings.