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School Board to fund its own officers

Albany-- Dougherty County School Board members are set to vote on expanding the school system's police force, so officers can still patrol schools next year.

The Albany Police Department will not provide school resource officers for each of the schools, because of a manpower shortage.

Currently, the Dougherty County School Police has four full time officers and nine part time. Board members are weighing the options of hiring 11 officers, which will cost about $289,000.

Eight officers will work 180 days a year, the school year. And three others will work 210 days a day. Members are expected to discuss the officers a their meeting today at noon.

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