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Police agencies in Indiana to receive money for bus stop patrols

Posted at 7:25 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:25:58-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of police agencies around the state will be getting extra money to pay officers overtime for school bus stop patrols.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is awarding $380,000 to 39 agencies for overtime patrols for the next two months.

State law requires a school bus to use flashing lights and extend its stop arm while loading and unloading students. Drivers must stop when the arm is extended.

Some of the agencies receiving money for overtime patrols includes: the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Avon Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.