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Good time to add officers

November 1, 2013

We fully support the collaboration effort between the Minot Public Schools and the City of Minot to add two police officers who would serve as resource offices in the school....

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Nov-01-13 6:55 AM

It sure is fun to spend other peoples money. How about whoever introduced this idea pay for a pilot program for a 5 year study then we can decide if we need to add this expense to education costs.

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Nov-01-13 7:31 AM

"The school district has committed to paying 75 percent of the salary and benefits of the two officers, in addition to a share of the equipment costs. The city included $13,000 in its budget to help obtain a federal grant that fell through, but that money could still be used to help cover the costs of adding the positions."

Very curious what else has been committed to and included in the city and school budgets previous to public needs and opinion.

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Nov-01-13 9:41 AM

heightened sense of security

That phrase has always intrigued me. A sense of security. Why not real security. The reason used is because all the other schools have one. Sounds to me like the old analogy "if everyone else jumped off the bridge, would you too?" I have not heard a solid reason for this addition. And why leave the elementary schools out of this plan? Maybe Muleskinner can shed some light. He made the statement about the police being at the schools a lot already. Maybe that is true. And if it is, why?

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Nov-01-13 9:43 AM

Are things so dangerous that the teachers are armed with cell phones with a direct line to 911?

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Nov-01-13 11:24 AM

It would be better to have Department of Homeland Security to do the job.

They can be trusted, honest.

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Nov-01-13 2:58 PM

muleskinner, you didn't provide any info into the number of hours or police that are at the schools now. We are waiting!!!

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Nov-01-13 7:08 PM

When you had educators in the system like Claire Roth and Don Klostreich, you didn't need officers in the school.

It didn't take much to fall in line and if you didn't, there was a price to pay.

We need educators that can do a job like they were capable of doing and everyone was well aware of what they could do.

Discipline is more important than police officers.

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Nov-01-13 7:14 PM

As resource officers I hope they instruct kids in self defense, good behaviors/decisions vs poor behaviors/decisions, what decisions often turn into threats of personal safety.

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