The Battle Ground Police Department has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to fund a school resource officer position. The position will focus on building trust and respect with students as well as drug and alcohol education, prevention and intervention.
“This is great news for youth and families in Battle Ground,” Battle Ground Mayor Adrian Cortes said in a news release. “With this funding, the police department will be able to reach even more students who benefit from its outstanding school resource officer program.”
The award announcement came from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services earlier this week. The Battle Ground Police Department is one of only 12 departments within Washington state to have submitted a successful application and received the grant award, and one of 596 nationwide.
— The Reflector