Norwalk Public Schools to add more school resource officers this school year
Norwalk Public Schools will be incorporating two new school resource officers at the beginning of the school year as part of a security plan to keep children safe.
In less than one week, Norwalk Public Schools will begin the school year, and to start the year off, they'll have five SROs. Last year, they only had three.
Norwalk police confirm to News 12 two of the school resource officers will be posted at both Brien McMahon and Norwalk high schools. The other three will float around between the elementary and middle schools in the district.
Mayor Harry Rilling says the city, police department and district are working to add more school resource officers throughout the school year once some officers graduate the police academy.
The SRO program was once slashed because of staffing issues at the police department.
There's been growing concern from parents about security at schools in the district, especially since there were several threats made last school year.
Police also ramped up their presence at each school in the district after the Uvalde shooting in Texas.
In addition to the SROs, the district plans to add more cameras to each building and door alarms to buildings that do not have them.