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Sheriff's Office gets 1.4 million to put officers in schools
A follow-up now to the Okaloosa County sheriff's plan to put resource officers in every school.
The sheriff's office is getting 1.4 million dollars in grant money, from the US Department of Justice of Community Oriented Police Services.
Sheriff Larry Ashley says he will use the money to pay the salaries of ten of its twenty six additional school Resource Officer positions.
73 Florida agencies applied for the grant, but only fifteen were awarded the money.