CCSD police feeling effects of growing school district

Although Metro Police plan to hire hundreds of new officers in the coming months, the Clark County School District won’t be getting any of the officers being paid for by the More Cops Tax.

The school district police department could use some help keeping the more than 320,000 students safe who are attending 356 valley campuses.

“Across the country crime is increasing and we are experiencing that as well,” said CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young.

According to Young, already this year, school police have confiscated 22 firearms which is nearly double the amount of guns recovered the entire previous school year.

Under its current budget, CCSD Police can have up to 161 officers on board. Currently, there are 157. The department is looking to hire some officers with experience.

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