Officer Tom Smith to begin duties Aug. 16 at Edmonds-Woodway

By Brian Soergel | May 15, 2018

In an effort intending to increase security and safety, Edmonds police officer Tom Smith will begin duties at Edmonds-Woodway High beginning Aug. 16 as part of an agreement between the city and the Edmonds School District.

He will carry a gun.

The school district will pay half of Smith’s salary. In addition, the district will pay Edmonds an annual police vehicle operation and maintenance fee of $2,000.

This is half of the estimated cost to operate the vehicle for the school year.

The contract for the school resource officer expires June 30, 2021, and allows for two one-year extensions.

The officer’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It was back on July 1, 2010, as a result of budgetary restrictions, that the Edmonds School District and the Edmonds Police Department ended their long standing relationship that provided for an officer at the school.

Smith was the SRO at that time and, since then, has gone through active shooter training, Police Chief Al Compaan said Tuesday at the City Council meeting.


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