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School Resource Officer added to Bluffs Middle School

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Officer Josh Hansen at his Bluffs Middle School office Officer Josh Hansen at his Bluffs Middle School office
Bluffs Middle School now has full-time School Resource Officer Bluffs Middle School now has full-time School Resource Officer
School Resource Officer Josh Hansen hard at work School Resource Officer Josh Hansen hard at work

One KOTA Territory school is a little safer... now that it has a full-time school resource officer.
 
Scottsbluff Police Officer Josh Hansen has been the School Resource Officer at Bluffs Middle School for about two weeks. Hansen is there to serve as a line of communication between the students and law enforcement.
 
"My main concern is just safety overall," explains Hansen. "That's internal with kids fighting with each other or kids worried about somebody from outside coming into the school. I'm hoping to alleviate those fears and let them know I'm here to make sure that doesn't happen."
 
Police Chief Kevin Spencer is hopeful that the addition of officer Hansen will be beneficial for both the school and the department.
 
"You know, we've been doing it at the high school for a long time and that person stayed really busy," adds Spencer. "It's a very successful program, we just thought it would be a good fit for the middle school."
 
The two school resource officers also have a presence at Scottsbluff's elementary schools when needed.

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