Draper police get federal grant for new school resource officers
Schools in Draper should be a little bit safer this year after the city's police department received a grant for new school resource officers.
The $250,000 grant comes from the federal government and will partially pay for the salary and benefits of officers assigned to Corner Canyon High School and Draper Park Middle School. Both schools opened for the 2013 year, according to police.
Draper was one of 263 police departments selected for a grant out of 1,718 that applied. The funds will last 36 months with a 25 percent local matching contribution.
Police Chief Bryan Roberts said the funds will enhance police services and relationships with Draper youths. Ginger Rhode, interim superintendent of the Canyons School District, called the new resource officers an "excellent" contribution to the schools.