Because of the wide variety of situations that officers deal with in the schools, Sheriff Ballard decided to send willing officers to specialized training for School Resource Officers.
This week, Sheriff Ballard and Special Deputy Jennifer Payne went to the National Association of School Resource Officers Convention in Sullivan, IN.
Officers go through 40 hours of training about protecting students and staff during school.
Gibson County Sheriff's Office has more than 20 certified School Resource Officers.
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