Butler Co. Sheriff launches safer school initiative

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced a new program is being launched this week to promote safety within the public schools over which the Sheriff's Office has primary or shared geographical jurisdiction.

Sheriff Jones is implementing this plan to increase the presence of his deputies in those public elementary, middle, and high schools. Private or parochial schools within his jurisdiction may be added upon request.

Deputies working on patrol will be required to stop by each school in their assigned geographical area.  They will be required to ensure that each school is visited every day school is in session.

When time permits, deputies may even have lunch at the school and be visible to the students and staff.

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