City approves agreement for creation of Harlingen CISD police force, school district attorneys still reviewing

1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, July 29 2022 Jul 29, 2022 July 29, 2022 12:15 PM July 29, 2022 in News- Education

Editor's note: This story has been updated with an official statement from the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. 

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District may be getting a police force. 

The city announced Thursday that a new agreement had been approved between the city and the district, but the school district released a statement on Friday saying that attorneys are still reviewing the agreement.  

The district has a two-year window to create and commission its own campus police force, according to Harlingen city officials. The city says Harlingen police will continue to provide general protection at district campuses during the transition. 

Read Harlingen CISD's entire statement below: 

"Harlingen CISD is in the process of reviewing the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Harlingen as it relates to the school resource officer program. The document, released to HCISD on Thursday evening, will be reviewed by school district attorneys. After making appropriate amendments to the MOU, our mutually agreed upon MOU will focus on ensuring the safest learning environment for HCISD students and staff."

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