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Police Officer Approved for Silver Springs HS

It may have been budget or other economic issues that prevented having a police officer at western Nevada County’s continuation high school, but that appears to about to change. The City Council has approved its portion of funding for what’s called a School Resources Officer at Silver Springs High School, which the school hasn’t had in a few years. Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard says the officer will work as a liaison with the Probation Department, but also will have duties you would expect from an officer…

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Nevada Union and Bear River High Schools are not in the city limits of Grass Valley, so their School Resource Officers come from the Sheriff’s Department. Gammelgard says there are many benefits from having a School Resource Officer around…

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The School District and Probation Department have yet to approve their portion of the funding, but Gammelgard says he expects that to happen. The Officer would be on duty when school starts this fall.

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