Program aimed at getting state police more involved

Franklin students soon will see more police officers walking the halls of their schools, learning the layouts of buildings and the names and faces of students and their teachers.

As part of a statewide focus on getting police more involved in local schools, Franklin schools formed an agreement with Indiana State Police, which will encourage troopers to stop by and patrol the district’s buildings. The goal is to make state troopers more familiar with building layouts and to help them to get to know the students and employees there each day.

Franklin Police Department officers and Johnson County sheriff’s deputies already make periodic stops at Franklin’s eight schools to eat lunch with students, walk the halls or sit in the parking lots while completing paperwork or reports.

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