School administrators are getting to know their new and returning school resource officers before the new school year.
Lafayette Police Department held a luncheon to celebrate the expansion of the program which allows for more officers at more schools.
Police say having a specific officer at the school also allows them to get to know the faculty and students in a more personal way.
"And having that kind of relationship allows them to be able to provide a completely different level of service and be able to maybe stop some things before they even start and deal with some issues kind of nip things in the bud," Cpl. Karl Ratcliff, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department. "So it’s a huge huge benefit for us as an agency, as well as the schools."