SOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Thursday, October 3, completed a discussion of the EMS Committee’s report.

The conclusions require town attorney approval, so the item is not yet cleared for public consumption, and it looks like details may not be released to the press until that process has been completed.

In contrast, the updated Investment Policy Statements for the town reserve investments, the Southbury Library Gift Fund and the town’s Investment Policy Statement have been approved.

Numbers are revealed in the backup provided with the coming appointment of a new School Resource Officer position currently held by Officer Robert Bette, who has served in the position since it was established by the Board of Selectmen in August 2007. Officer Bette has announced his decision to step down.

When school is in session, the primary patrol area of this job is consulting with the Board of Education, the Region 15 superintendent and the principal of Pomperaug High School. The applicant must be a Southbury police officer with five years experience in the department, who meets the eligibility requirements listed in the collective bargaining agreements.

First Responder/Advanced Aid certification, CPR or EMT training are also desirable.

The position of the School Resource Officer carries duties beyond the scope of most law enforcement duties: attends meetings of parents/faculty and community groups in order to assist them with problems of law enforcement or crime prevention.

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