It’s going to take nearly $1 million to add 10 school resource officers to the ranks of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, according to figures compiled by law enforcement officials.
Ten additional SROs would take the total number to 16, which would be enough to have an officer stationed at each school in Washington County.
The initial cost associated with hiring 10 SROs totals $979,069, which works out to nearly $98,000 per officer. A little more than $41,000 covers an officer’s annual salary and benefits. The remaining costs are related to vehicle, weapons, uniform and other equipment.
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