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Police to Hold School Resource Officer Info Session

Police Chief Foti Koskinas is co-hosting an information session on the launch of a school resource officer (SRO) at Staples High School this fall.

The talk is set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Westport Police Department, it was announced today.

Koskinas said the event is open to parents, PTA representatives, Representative Town Meeting (RTM) members, and the general public to hear more about “this very important program.”

The Police Department is co-hosting the session with the Westport Human Services Youth Bureau, which is scheduled to discuss its role serving Westport’s young people.

“Youth work in today’s climate, now more than ever, has to be a cross-systems collaborative effort, and we want to educate local parents as to how that works and why it is taken so seriously,” Koskinas said.

“A presentation by the Westport Police Department Youth Bureau is just another way for us to share that message,” he added.

Evening topics will include a brief overview of the juvenile justice system and specific Westport policies and procedures on the handling of juveniles and diversion programs, as well as the new SRO program. Question and answer sessions will follow, police said.

For further information contact Sgt. Jill Ruggiero at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (203) 341-6017.

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