Schaffner reportedly added that he's not aware of another Wisconsin school district that has a police headquarters in one of its schools.
WHITEHALL, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area police department is discussing moving its headquarters to a school in the community.
Whitehall District Administrator Mike Beighley and Whitehall Police Chief Jeff Schaffner have been talking about it for nearly a year. "It's way too good of an idea not to do it," Schaffner said. The men say having officers based at the school would improve security and rapport between students and police. They also believe it would prevent crime at school. A preliminary plan would put the department in a classroom that will be empty because of new construction.