John Cummins with the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.
"It's kind of a stretch for him to do his
job in both places," Cummins
The five-year plan initially would seek $50,000 for salaries and fringe benefits through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.
Funding would decrease by 20 percent each subsequent year.
"The funding would just be for the salary and fringe benefits of the officer," Cummins
Other costs - including uniforms, vehicles, etc. - would be provided from existing Sheriff's Office resources.
Both Tuscola and Trent expressed enthusiasm about the idea, he
"They would be thrilled for each campus to have an officer assigned full-time there," Cummins
"It would allow them to utilize them in their security program and know that while the school doors are open there would be an officer on campus."
Although the grant mentions the possibility of matching funds from the county, it isn't likely that would have to happen, Cummins
"If there was a match suddenly ordered in it, we could turn it down for that reason," he
It is possible that there might be a need to reapply for the grant yearly, Cummins