Agency Type: Police Department
Population Size, based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau: 3,556
Agency Size: 8 total - 7 sworn; 1 non-sworn
Initiative Partnership(s): Lyons School District 405
Grant Focus Area(s): School Resource Officer; Victim Services
The Lyons, Kansas, Police Department (LPD) has a staff of 8 employees, serving a population of over 3,000 individuals. Lyons has 737 students, 150 staff members, and 4 school buildings district-wide, which means that approximately 25% of the population can be found in school buildings when school is in session. Lyons receives a significant portion of calls for service from their local school system.
The LPD will implement a School Resource Officer (SRO) program with the goals of improving victim services and investigations through specialized training and enhancing collaboration among local stakeholders. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) will be developed for the SRO that will support the students, faculty, and staff. Through this program, Lyons hopes to improve public safety in the school system.