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Poland schools will have a police officer in buildings



Published: Mon, January 14, 2013 @ 9:45 p.m.

Poland schools will have a police officer in buildings

POLAND

The board of education agreed Monday to allow a Poland Township police officer in all school buildings and to spend up to $80,000 in security upgrades district-wide.

Poland Trustees Mark Naples, Robert Lidle Jr. and Eric Ungaro offered a full-time police officer to be dedicated to school security. Currently, an officer makes periodic checks of the high school.

“Everybody is in agreement and has the understanding that every school district has a million and one security issues going on and they all cost money. We’re trying to make it as feasible as possible. We will give you a full-time officer from now until the end of the school year,” Ungaro said.

Police Chief Brian Goodin said the department’s schedule will be rearranged for an officer to begin working in the schools next week.

Township officers do have police powers in Poland Village, where four of the district’s schools are, and school and township officials said they will work with village officials, too. The trustees also pledged to apply for grants to fund a school-resource officer.


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1bumbob(127 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

This isn't good. Staffing a school with cops is one way of making it sound more like a prison. Schools need more funding, not a police presence. The kids aren't the ones that need to be watched like they're potential criminals.

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2Ytownnative(1008 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

It's not a prison to watch the kids it's a force to protect the most valuable thing we have in our lives, children.

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3rickking123(284 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Maybe the Poland Village police can still run radar from the school parking lots instead of on 224. I'm sure they wouldn't want to impact that revenue stream while providing school security.

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4Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Sure hope they leave the drug dealers in . What will the poor kids do ????

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5Notmistaken(2 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

I think this is a wonderful idea and if you don't like being pulled over on 224 then either take another route or SLOW DOWN.

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6rickking123(284 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Oh please. We all know the history of Poland mayor's court and Struthers Municipal Court and court fees. If the village was so concerned about slowing vehicles down it would post signs that say reduced speed ahead, instead it hopes that people don't realize the lower speed. Or better yet how about a couple of those portable radar signs. If it's about speed and not revenue then those suggestions will be enacted by the end of the week.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

How dare you speak to some one from Poland like that . .Rick
They really think they are special . And a class above Youngstown .

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8natureman(66 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Congratulations to Mr. Ungaro for helping this become a reality. Surprised that our school board actually went along with this important decision. They are usually just concerned with matters that don't concern most of the students.Mr Ungaro is a welcome addition to the township and we will continue to vote for him.

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