MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) - Mint Hill police department may soon take over safety issues at several Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.
The town of Mint Hill has requested to have Mint Hill officers become the school resource officers for Independence High School and Northeast Middle.
Mint Hill officers are already patrolling at Mint Hill middle and will be stationed at the Rocky River High school opening in Mint Hill next school year.
CMPD currently serves Independence High and Northeast Middle.
Mint Hill police chief Tim Ledford says he doesn't know if these extra duties will be a stretch, but he is prepared if they are.
"We will address the concerns as they come up," the chief said. "We don't want the citizens of Mint Hill to feel like they are shortened in any way."
Ledford says if this changing of the guard is approved, the force will need to hire four more officers.
Charlotte - Mecklenburg school district will pay for the officers' salaries and the town of Mint Hill will take care of training and equipment.