CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- There is a new police chief in town.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district school board members decided to name Sgt. Randy Hagler to that position.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the police force. He is in charge of all security inside the district's nearly 160 schools.
And supervises dozens of personnel. Hagler comes to the position as the school district is dealing with beefing up its security on all campuses.
This year the district instituted all students to wear ID badges so they can be identified. Also some schools now have locked entrances that can only be unlocked with key fobs.
Teachers and administrators have those special keys. Hagler was named to the position last month. WBTV is checking back with the school's police chief to see if progress has been made and what some of the biggest challenges have been so far.
You can catch the story on WBTV Primetime.