Assemblyman Gary Finch covers Cayuga, Onondaga, Chenango, and Cortland County, but his geographic reach is becoming even wider. Finch was recently named chairperson of a new task force on school safety.
In a perfect world, Finch says every school district would have a school resource officer program similar to what the Auburn Enlarged City School District has.
But Finch says most districts simply don't have that kind of money on hand. Hearings are expected to begin in January. Finch was a guest on the Finger Lakes Morning News. Listen to the full interview here.