Commissioners Court of Young County Discusses SRO
The Commissioner’s Court of Young County held court Monday, March 25. There were only two items on the agenda concerning Olney: Item 8 – consideration of tax resale deeds for 205 and 207 E. Cherry Street in Olney for $2,000 was unanimously approved.
Item 10 entailed the discussion of a School Resource Officer (SRO) for Olney ISD. Sheriff Travis Babcock reported that Dr. Roach reached out to the sheriff’s department for help with staffing an SRO officer for Olney. There were concerns about the need to staff an SRO officer in Olney through the Sheriff’s Department when the Olney Police Department is now fully staffed. Conny Clay offered a statement to Olney Enterprise following the Olney City Council meeting March 25. He said although Olney PD is fully staffed, the officers still require training before they will be ready to take on the role of an SRO Officer. He said the SRO officer must attend SRO training school in addition to completing field training. The one officer who has shown interest in the SRO position still has to complete the police academy. Clay said staffing an SRO officer for this school year is not feasible.