A candidate for Sangamon County Sheriff wants his department to play more of a role in helping local schools cope with the aftermath of a crisis.
Undersheriff Jack Campbell is proposing the creation of what he calls the School Threat Assessment and Response Team, or START.
Campbell says police routinely respond to an immediate crisis… such as a school shooting or weather emergency.
But he says officers can also be a help afterwards, providing comfort and reassurance to students in the days after that crisis.
Campbell faces retired deputy Wes Barr is next month’s Republican primary.