RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee unanimously approved an agreement June 2 with the Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education for two Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers.
Under the terms of the agreement, two part-time Class III officers will be provided to the school district by the Raritan Police Department. The Class III designation was created by state law in 2016, which allows municipalities to hire retired police officers to work as school resource officers. The school district will pay the township $150,000 over the next three school years, according to the agreement which will go into effect on July 1. The school board is expected to add their approval to the agreement at their next meeting June 15.
The current agreement between Raritan Township and Hunterdon Central began in September 2019 and expires at the end of June. At that time, the current appointments of the school’s Class III officers will end.
Hunterdon Central Superintendent Jeffrey Moore said the district is grateful for the support of the township.
“Our Class III Officer program has been an important part of our commitment to the wellness and safety of our students,” he said. “We are thankful for the opportunity to continue that program.”