Wooster police to ride school buses in effort to bridge community

Ohio

The Wooster Police Department wants to encourage students to build “positive and authentic relationships” with police

School bus

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police officers will begin riding school buses in an effort to enhance relationships with students and increase safety, a school district announced Tuesday.

The Wooster Police Department will place officers on buses at random times in a partnership to encourage students to build “positive and authentic relationships” with police, the Wooster City School District said in a release.

The district did not set a schedule for when officers will be riding with students but plan for it to happen occasionally as their schedules permit.

The police officers riding the bus will be in addition to the school resource officers that are already in the school buildings.

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