Brookfield Board of Education approved a contract with Brookfield Township on Nov. 13 that paves the way for a Brookfield policeman to be stationed in the school building full time.
Police Chief Dan Faustino said Cpl. Ron Mann will be stationed in the school starting Nov. 18. He will be present as the first students enter the building, but his work times will vary, Faustino said.
Board President Ronda Benekovic said she was looking forward to the increased police presence at the school.
“This is a big day for us, a big, successful day,” said board member George Economides, who has pressed administrators to get a school resource officer.
The agreement is good through June 12. Mann remains a Brookfield Township employee, but the school district is obligated to pay $34,457 toward the officer’s salary and benefits.
Mann has been the police department’s liaison to the school for several years, showing up at the school frequently, participating in events such as Freshman Bridge Day and patrolling during Trunk or Treat and afterschool athletic events.
Brookfield trustees approved the contract Nov. 4.