07/05/2011

Chicago takes another look at cops in schools

Two full-time officers might not always be necessary, officials say

By Rosalind Rossi
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Do all Chicago public high schools really need two Chicago police officers stationed inside them every day - at a cost of $25 million a year?

The tab for police service - begun under former Mayor Richard M. Daley - recently more than tripled, prompting Chicago Public School officials faced with a $712 million deficit to start taking a hard look at whether every penny of that cost is being spent effectively.

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