Why do Sioux City officials say their schools are so
safe? A big part of it is their partnership with the Sioux City Police
School officials say every day an
armed police officer is assigned to each of their three public middle schools, and
officers," their job is to keep the peace, patrol halls, look for anything
suspicious, and much more. Officers say one of the biggest benefits of the program is the relationships they build with school kids.
"I think it's a
really good program. We get to see the kids and get to know the kids, try and
help them with different problems. It's kind of outside the normal realm that officers
would deal with kids," said Officer Rick Kinnaman.
Kinnaman says the program
has been in Sioux City's
public schools since the 90's.