Georgia State Patrol Officers Provide Assistance in Bibb Schools | Community Spirit
Georgia State Patrol units, who have been given a directive to increase their presence in schools, aim to lend a helping hand as a support agency.
Bibb County is included in Region Six, which encompasses 22 counties. The region is divided into north and south. All of the officers in the assigned areas are instructed to stop into public schools when patrolling an area including a school.
For the past several years, officers, including Officer Randy Schofill have been told to meet the principal and Campus Police, then tour the school.
The officers are taking a proactive approach in order to control any disturbances in the schools, as well as provide assistance to Campus Police when needed. They are currently trying to increase area patrols in order to slow down traffic in the school zones. The ultimate goal is to deter any unwanted behavior.
“I think it really benefits the teachers and students. If they have a greater presence of law enforcement around, it gives them more ability to focus on what they are supposed to, which is teaching and learning,” Officer Schofill said. “I think it takes a great deal of stress off, especially with all the craziness in the world.”
- Emily Brunner