Broward Legislative Delegation wants more school resource officers
The Broward Legislative Delegation is looking for ways to pay for more full-time school resource officers in the county.
The discussion was the subject of a meeting held Tuesday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale.
State Sen. Eleanor Sobel wants to implement a new property tax that would pay for police officers at all public schools in Broward County and provide mental health referrals for students and school employees.
"I believe this bill has widespread support, including this delegation and other people throughout the state," she said.
"I am in support of a couple things. One is the strategy and the concept behind her bill. I believe it's focused on the right thing, adding more school resource officers and trying to find a sustainable funding source for that," said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. "What we need to do is we need to spend some time to work out the details."
The Broward Legislative Delegation voted Tuesday to support the measure. Currently, 110 public schools in Broward County don't have full-time school resource officers.