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Could JCPS replace local cops with own force?

If approved, this new school year would be the last for SRO's from Metro Police or other agencies.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A resolution is expected to go in front of the Jefferson County Public School Board Tuesday, proposing the school system replace student resource officers with a district-based law enforcement department.

If approved, this new school year would be the last for SRO’s from Metro Police or other agencies.

According to the Courier-Journal, JCPS would instead create its own department with 48 security officers who would have law enforcement powers.

The new division would cost around $8.8 million annually and around $3.5 million more than the current set up.

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