RARITAN TWP., N.J. – An agreement between the Raritan Township Committee and the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District was approved by the committee to provide Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers for the district.

Under the terms of the agreement, the township will provide two Class III law enforcement officers.

The designation was created in 2016 as part of a bill that authorized municipalities in the state to hire retired police officers to work as part-time school resource officers.

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The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District consists of six schools – four kindergarten through fourth grade schools, an intermediate school for grades five and six and a middle school for grades seven and eight.  

The agreement, which went into effect July 1, was approved at the township committee’s recent meeting. The school district approved the agreement one week prior.

Unlike a similar agreement with the Hunterdon Central Regional School District, the Flemington-Raritan district will not pay a flat fee. They will be billed for actual hours the officers work during the school year.