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Hamilton County schools to get eight more resource officers

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Hamilton County Commissioners today unanimously accepted a federal police grant that will add eight school resource officers to the county's police force over the next four years.

The $1 million grant would pay the salaries for the eight officers for the first three years of the grant, but the county would foot the bill for their fourth year of service -- and any subsequent years.

Sheriff Jim Hammond said the officers would first staff schools that have lost officers over the years, and then they would go to the schools that have "had the most problems."

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