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District may increase liaison officer funding

Red Wing Police Chief Tim Sletten talked to the School Board about increasing the amount the district pays the city for its two police liaison officers -- one at Twin Bluff Middle School and one at Red Wing High School.

Currently, the district pays $15,000 per year for the two officers, Sletten said. He is asking the board to consider increasing the payment to $63,000, which is half the total bill for the two officers for nine months of the year. The district gets the funds from the safety levy. There has not been a formal contract, and Sletten said he looked to other cities in modeling the current proposal. The board expects to decide on Feb. 4.