Commerce – The City of Commerce and the Commerce ISD continued to explore a partnership in acquiring a drug dog this week. A K-9 officer from the Sulphur Springs Police Department spoke about the benefits of a drug dog for the city and school. Sgt. Buddy Williams besides sniffing out drugs, the dogs can also be used to protect officers and some can even track down lost children.
The possibility of working together to provide a school resource officer for CISD was also discussed at this week's regular city council meeting. The school resource officer, or SRO, would be primarily stationed at Commerce High School and would deal with criminal matters at the school. The preliminary discussion has CISD paying 75% of the SRO's salary, while the city pays 25%.