School officers keeping busy

Center Grove’s three full-time police officers spend much of their time investigating fights or other discipline problems and clearing traffic accidents.

Last year, the only local school police department received more than 400 calls, ranging from vehicle accidents to investigations and drug searches.

Of the 417 calls the police department received last year, 91 (about 22 percent) involved officers answering questions or investigating situations involving Center Grove students or staff. Typically the students or others involved were facing some kind of discipline at school or were arrested, according Johnson County dispatch reports and documents provided by Center Grove schools.

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