Panel moves ahead on school security

Tiffin City Council continues to move forward with advancing an agreement with Tiffin City Schools to provide more security in the district.

Council members met in special session Thursday for the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the city administrator and chief of police to sign an agreement with Tiffin City Schools to assign a police officer to the district as a school resource officer.

Councilman Steven Lepard asked about qualifications for private security firm Bee Safe LLC to potentially be considered in the agreement.

Council President Mark Hayes and Councilman Jim Roberts said they felt confident Tiffin Police Department is qualified to provide an officer rather than contract through a private security firm.

“We know exactly what the Tiffin Police Department can do and we have full faith in them,” Hayes said.

Council is to have the third and final reading of the ordinance in a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in council chambers.