Effective Wednesday, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office will continue its increased presence in Stafford County Public Schools. The bodies were added following the mass elementary school shooting in Connecticut. Already all Stafford high schools have a full time School Resource Officer and the 8 middle schools share 2 Officers. Now, any school that does not have a deputy assigned will get a patrol deputy that will be required to check in there during the day and patrol the inside and outside of the building.
In the near future the Sheriff's Office will also begin work on a new initiative called Protect Our Children Neighborhood Watch Program. It will enlist the help of neighborhood residents in an effort to help keep children safe.