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Orlando to add 15 new school resource officers

City Commission approves $7.2 million proposal

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando leaders on Tuesday voted to add extra resource officers to patrol schools across the city.

The decision will allow the city to add 15 officers to the police force, which will bring the total number of school resource officers to 44. There are 46 public schools in Orlando.

The Orange County School Board is planning to reimburse Orlando nearly $3 million to help cover the $7.2 million cost of employing all of the school resource officers hired by the city.

The vote came two weeks after Orange County commissioners approved more than $11 million to hire and train 75 new SROs.

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