The $1 million grant awarded to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for eight new school resource officers might actually end up costing taxpayers that much and more.

The sheriff's department received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services earlier this year.

But if county commissioners vote to accept that grant at next week's commission meeting, the sheriff's department must keep the officers on for a fourth year, on the county's dime. And outfit them. And train them.

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