Three agreements between the city and Danville District 118 will be up for final action this week by the Danville City Council. One of the agreements would allow police to access school radio communications and video feeds during an emergency. Danville police and other emergency personnel would be able to hear radio communications by administrators and teachers during an emergency inside a school. It also would allow police to access any video footage recorded within a building as soon as possible in the event of an emergency.
A second agreement is for reciprocal reporting of criminal offenses committee by students.
The other resolution to be considered by aldermen is a renewal of an ongoing agreement for trained Danville police officers assigned specifically to the school district, which pays their salaries and benefits. Two officers are assigned to Danville High and one splits time between North Ridge Middle School and South View Upper Elementary School. Due to resignations and retirements, the Danville Police Department had to pull at least one resource officer back to regular patrol duties prior to the end of last school year. Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said that with recent hires in the police department, it should be back up to full staff soon, allowing for full staffing of the positions before the new school year.