The Twin Rivers Unified School District is working on a contract with the Sacramento Police Department to have a police captain and lieutenant help the school district's police department with short term oversight.
Sacramento Police Captain James Beezley would be assigned to the Twin Rivers Police Department for administrative functions at the request of the district's school board, said Assistant Superintendent Tom Janis.
Janis said he did not know who the lieutenant would be.
"We are trying to work together," Janis said. "We have common goals and our jurisdictions overlap."
Beezley has been with the Sacramento Police Department for 20 years and is currently the fiscal and personnel captain.
The Twin Rivers school police force has faced a year of continued scrutiny, from allegations of excessive car tows in order to generate profit to a former officer facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting detainees.
Last month, Twin Rivers' Acting Police Chief Scott LaCosse and Lt. Mike Sales submitted their resignations following a showdown with the district's school board over who ultimately makes school policing decisions - elected trustees or police leaders.
Following their resignations, Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel said the Twin Rivers school district should look seriously at disbanding its police force in order to contract out for policing needs.
Braziel said Twin Rivers could save $1 million by contracting with the Sacramento Police Department. Twin Rivers' Police Department has an annual operating budget of $3.7 million.
The Sacramento Police Department is currently investigating the troubled Twin Rivers police force for criminal conduct, mismanagement and misconduct. The Sacramento Grand Jury praised progress made in the past six months under LaCosse and Sales.