Grapevine - Colleyville - Southlake | August 2022



Six more school resource ocers coming to Colleyville campuses


2 meeting. “I know that our kids are going to be safe because of that.” The Grapevine Police Department has SROs assigned to Grapevine High School, Grapevine Middle School and Cross Timbers Middle School, according to its website. Ocials there say they have no plans to add more SROs. Nelson said it has always been a “desire” for Colleyville to have an SRO assigned to every school. Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School shooting and other shootings across the U.S. have been a “justication to drive home” that need, Nelson said. “We can have an ocer there and intervene immediately,” Nelson said. “That’s going to be the best outcome.” Because the SROs are part of the police force, Nelson said they will be subject to the same training as other ocers. The number of sworn ocers in Colleyville will be increased from 44 to 50, Nelson said. The SROs will not only act as a liaison between the school and the district, but Nelson said they will also teach students about the consequences of crimes and educate

Colleyville will add six school resource ocers, or SROs, bringing the city’s total to nine. Here is where they will be assigned. GRAPEVINECOLLEYVILLE ISD: • Colleyville-Heritage High School


within the city. The Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District is primarily funded by a half-cent of city sales tax revenue. The district’s budget allotted $543,174 in total salary and benets for the six ocers. Colleyville Police have three full-time SROs, one each at Col- leyville-Heritage High School, Colleyville Middle School and Heritage Middle School. Colleyville Police Chief Michael C. Miller said at the meeting the three ocers were also assigned on a part-time basis to the city’s other campuses. The additional ocers will allow elementary campuses to have their own SRO. Miller said the Bridges Accelerated Learning Center and Vista Alternative Learning Center in GCISD will share an SRO. “I appreciate the leadership in this project,” Miller said at the Aug.

The Colleyville Police Department will be adding six school resource ocers, or SROs, to campuses through funding from the Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District’s scal year 2022-23 budget. Colleyville City Council unanimously approved the budget on Aug. 2. “[Colleyville City Council] strongly believes it is important to have some- one present [in schools] all the time based on things that are happening around the country,” Council Member George Dodson said at the Aug. 2 council meeting. “I’m very pleased to see this happen.” Colleyville Police Sgt. Dara Nelson said the SROs will be allocated to schools within Colleyville city limits. Five will go to Grapevine-Colleyville ISD campuses. Liberty Elementary, which is part of Keller ISD, will get the sixth Colleyville SRO as it is located

• Colleyville Middle School • Heritage Middle School

• Colleyville Elementary School • Bransford Elementary School • O.C. Taylor Elementary School • Glenhope Elementary School • The Bridges Accelerated Learning Center and Vista Alternative Learning Center (shared SRO) KELLER ISD: • Liberty Elementary School


teachers on “better ways to stay safe and secure in the building.” Miller said it will take 12-18 months to hire and train the new SROs. “[City Council] heard the commu- nity cry out,” Mayor Bobby Linda- mood said. “As a dad that has a kid still in school, I hear you, too.”

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