Osceola County citizen advisory group recommends body-cameras for all school resource officers

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Members of Osceola County’s School Resource Officer Advisory Group voted Thursday to recommend all of those officers wear body cameras.

The advisory group includes school board members, citizens, and law enforcement.

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It was created to provide suggestions on how to improve school safety, and to define the role of school resource officers on campus.

The group voted Thursday to require SROs to wear body cameras.

A Major with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office attended the meeting and questioned whether the group even had the authority to make such a recommendation.

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“I think that’s a hard line,” the Major said after a member of the group confirmed that an SRO wouldn’t be able to be in the school without a body camera if their recommendation is adopted.

The group’s recommendation will be presented to the full Osceola County School board at its regular meeting next week.