Council Gets Update on School Resource Officer

The Minden City Council met January 17. Mayor Larry Evans gave an update on the hiring of an additional police officer to be assigned to Minden Public Schools.

Evans explained that transparency is important. The City, police department, and schools are currently working together to do what is best for all. Current members of the Minden Police Department including Jarvis Kring, Logan Shrader, and Steve Kerns have been spending extra time in the schools to build connections with the students and staff. Evans offered his gratitude for their efforts to go above and beyond.

The next step in the process is for the City and Minden Public Schools to sign a memorandum of understanding for the future. Police Chief Bradley Butler explained it will take some time, but getting all three entities on the same page has to happen in order to move forward. That process is happening with open discussions.

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