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Montgomery County police, schools hold joint safety training

Dozens of Montgomery County police officers and teachers train together ahead of the new school year. Police chief: "Us on both sides, we really have to get this right" School police are returning to county schools this year on a limited basis. School police, known as community engagement officers, will not be stationed in schools permanently but to have designated work stations inside. Police also announced a new call line, which will launch on Aug. 1, designated for school staff to contact the department for nonemergencies. In the last school year, there were 2,900 service calls to schools, 1,200 police reports written and 600 consequences rolled out, police chief says in addition to the last year's school year-ending violence spike in youth violence.