Deputy from Sheriff’s Office will be assigned as school resource officer in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 July 2022 at 5:53 pm

Agreement would give Albion 2 SROs if contract renewed with Albion PD

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature approved a two-year contract today where a deputy sheriff will be assigned to Albion Central School as a school resource officer.

The deputy is expected to be the second school resource officer at the district. Chris Glogowski, an Albion police officer, has served in the role since February 2019. The contract between the school district and Albion Police Department expired June 30.

Sheriff Chris Bourke said it is expected the Albion PD will continue to have an officer at the school and would work in tandem with the deputy. Bourke said the school campus is a big place for one officer.

The agreement approved today by the Legislature would reimburse the county about $94,000 annually. That includes $502.10 per day in the 2022-2023 school year and $510.26 per day the following school year.

Overtime will be $61.05 per hour the first year and $62.53 per hour the second year.

The contract runs from Sept. 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. The deputy will be off as school resource officer in the summer and will work with the Sheriff’s Office in other duties in July and August.

The Sheriff’s Office will also provide a fully equipped patrol vehicle for the school resource officer.

Kendall and Lyndonville also contract with the Sheriff’s Office for a school resource officer.

Bourke said position will be posted with the deputy to start at the school on Sept. 1.

The new position was created by the Legislature today and won’t take away from the existing deputy positions in the Sheriff’s Office.