Following action last evening by the Yankton City Commission, the School Resource Officer program in the Yankton School District will be expanded into the Yankton Middle School with an additional officer.
City Manager Amy Leon says funding through the COPS grant program will help pay for the new officer.
Leon says there is a cost sharing agreement in place with the Yankton School District for the program.
Commissioner Amy Miner says the School Resource Officer program has had positive results for both the staff and students at Yankton High School.
Earlier this month, the Yankton School Board gave their approval to the expansion of the School Resource Officer program into the Yankton Middle School.