09/20/2011 03:59 EDT | Updated 11/20/2011 05:12 EST

Manitoba Tories promise teachers' committee, cops in urban schools

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Tories are promising to put more police in schools.

Tory Leader Hugh McFadyen (mihk-FAH'-den) says if he wins the Oct. 4 election, he'll pay for police officers in all school divisions in Winnipeg and Brandon that want them.

McFadyen says the officers, who are already present in some Winnipeg schools, serve as role models and counsellors, and also help keep the peace.

McFadyen is also promising to set up a teachers' advisory council to make recommendations to the minister of education.

The council would include an executive member from the Manitoba Teachers Society and a number of front-line public school teachers.