Hancock County is the only county in West Virginia to have a PRO officer in every school in the county.
Hancock County Commissioners gave final approval to enter into an agreement with the Hancock County Board of Education for the Police Resource Officers (PRO) in Hancock County Schools with a maximum cost of $377,750.00. The County will provide deputies to Allison Elementary, New Manchester Elementary, Oak Glen Middle, Oak Glen High School, J D Rockefeller Center and a ROVER stationed at Weirton Elementary and the Alternative Learning Center when not needed to fill other positions. The Weirton Police Department provides officers for Weir High and Weir Middle.
The PRO program was established for the purpose of assistance in the prevention of juvenile delinquency through programs specifically developed to respond to those factors and conditions to the rise of delinquency.
In other business, the Commission:
**Agreed to advertise for a full-time 911 dispatch position;
**Accepted the resignation of Betty McCall from the Assessor’s Office and agreed to hire her as a part-time/temporary employee to complete all property transfers;
**Accepted the resignation of Stephanie Bumgarner as Office Administrator for the Prosecutor’s Office and agreed to pay her accumulated vacation time;
**Agreed to advertise for an Office Administrator for the Prosecutor’s Office;
**Approval $4,114.96 in reimbursement to the Hancock County Museum for operating expenses;
**Learned that the State Dept. of Highway cannot repair Basil Drive in Weirton because part of that road is privately owned. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jimmy Wriston informed the Commissioners that the road has the capacity to support emergency vehicles;
**Made a request from the Newell Fire Dept. for $185,000.00 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to purchase a used Aerial/Ladder apparatus a matter of record;
**Approved a provider agreement with the Juvenile Mediation Program in Wellsburg.