Collier County schools renew security agreement adding law enforcement presence at every school

Collier County Schools. Photo via WINK News

Collier County schools have renewed their partnership with law enforcement to keep schools safe by having their presence on every school campus.

Either somebody from the sheriff’s office or from Marco Island Police Department will be on school campuses at all times, from 30 minutes before the school day starts, and 30 minutes after the day ends.

Teachers at the school say it’s refreshing knowing their presence will be on campus, and they can focus on teaching.

“My concentration was on teaching the kids not on safety drills and what not,” said Tim Hamilton.

“I feel much better with the resource officer there it’s nice to know they’re around watching taking care of everything,” said Briana Stainer.

The district will make a one time payment for the program, and the price is based on the number of students in each school.


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