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PHOTO: Eric Whittaker
The Tell City Police Department and Tell City Troy-Township Schools are looking to expand on their partnership. Already cooperating to place a school resource officer in hallways, a new initiative could see reserve officers also riding along on buses. Resource officer Phil Flamion has been a fixture at both William Tell Elementary and the high school this year. Just as he is doing in the above photo, Flamion is often curbside when students leave for the school day.
Police department to place reserves on school buses

By VINCE LUECKE

Editor

 

TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will begin assigning reserve officers to randomly travel on Tell City-Troy Township school buses, providing another tool in being able to identify motorists who ignore bus stop arms and commit other significant traffic violations that endanger students.

Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin approached the city’s board of public works and safety Nov. 5 about the plan to occasionally place uniformed reserves aboard buses on morning and afternoon runs.