New Thomasville school resource officers start first week

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 9, 2018

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thomasville City Schools is starting its first week of classes with new resource officers.

The final approval through City Council happened last month, and families are already feeling that extra sense of security.

Before, there were only three school resource officers in Thomasville schools, rotating between 6 different campuses.

Jabar Dunbar was one of them. He says you want to be able to walk up and down the hallways, be a friend to the kids and make them feel safe.

Now, with 4 more officers, enough for every school, they can continue to do just that.

"It lets the parents know that we're here to protect and do the right things as far as taking care of our kids because it takes a village to raise a child," says Dunbar.

The four new officers cost the police department more than $130,000, with an additional $12,500 coming from city schools.

Right now, officers are in place on all but one campus. They're hoping to have that last position filled by next month.