White City, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls is implementing a School Safety Program that he says is unlike any other. It will reach the 20 schools in their jurisdiction, and require deputies to check in with each one of them during their work week.
“We’re going to work with schools on safety plans, we’re going to work with schools on threats, and the additional training,” Sheriff Falls said.
According to Sheriff Falls, the work will fit into the deputies’ normal work schedules, and stay within the Sheriff’s Office’s current budget. Those who have signed up received training in December, and began their new work when school resumed this week.
“It’s not going to be a set schedule, they can show up in plain clothes, they can show up in their patrol car,” Sheriff Falls said. “Don’t come bother our schools in Jackson County, because there could be someone there to defend it.”
The program will be in place for the next 18 months, and will be reevaluated before moving forward.
The following listed schools are included in the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office School Safety Program.
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