Twelve Educational Facilities Officers are Assigned

August 12, 2003
The initial phase of the new Educational Facilities Officer (EFO) program to enhance safety and security in school communities will be part of the new school year in twelve school clusters throughout Montgomery County.

The EFO program will assign uniformed police officers to clusters of elementary, middle, and high schools -- along with private schools in each cluster area -- to enhance emergency preparedness, foster positive relationships among members of the school community, and enhance lines of communication between the school system and public safety agencies.

EFOs are assigned so that two officers work in school clusters within each of the six police districts. The program will be phased in over the next two years to include all school clusters, along with private schools in each cluster area.

The Educational Facilities Officers Program is a collaborative effort by the Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools. It was initiated by Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and endorsed by members of the Board of Education and the Montgomery County Council. The $4 million cost is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under the “Cops in Schools” program.

A list of EFO assignments by school cluster and police district is available on the link below.

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