A group of students at a Charlottetown high school are lobbying to keep a uniformed police officer stationed in their school.

Cst. Tim Keizer set up an office in the school in September, but the pilot project is now over and there is no money to continue it. Keizer will return to general duties on the streets of Charlottetown in January.

Student Justin Keaton said Keizer was a real asset to the school, helping to deal with drug problems and bullying. He believes the pilot should be extended.

"Send him in for a full year and see how that goes," said Keaton.

"It doesn't hurt to have a police officer at a high school. Things are just getting worse. More prescription pills are coming into play."

The province said while it supports the program, it doesn't want to start funding police in schools.