Increased presence is part of ongoing efforts to ensure that everything is done to protect Nassau County’s schools, faculty, staff and students.
Hempstead, NY - Sept. 4, 2018 - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today joined Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to announce that the Nassau County Police Department will have a visual and strong presence next week, for the first three days of school.
This increased presence is part of the Curran Administration’s ongoing efforts to ensure that everything is done to protect Nassau County’s schools, faculty, staff and students throughout the school year.
“Today we are sending a message to our parents, faculty, staff and most of all, our students that their safety is the most important job we have,” said Curran. “And we will continue, behind the scenes, to do what it takes to keep them safe all year.”
These efforts include Nassau County’s new School Safety Program, which works to provide the safest environment possible in our schools; enhanced 911 response through RAVE application implementation in schools, which expedites the police response time and connectively to technology used for security purposes; and the formation of the Commissioner’s Community Council (CCC), to further address the needs and concerns of Nassau’s neighborhoods. There is one CCC in each of the county’s 19 legislative districts.
“In the last 50 years, thankfully there has not been one child that has died in a fire in any of the public-school systems in our country,” said Ryder. “And the reason is they train. The reason is they prepare. The reason is technology from fire suppression systems and mandated training drills and exercises. We need to mandate our schools to train. We will go to each school and train. We trained 450 principals and every superintendent in Nassau County on active shooter and we will continue to do so going forward this year.”
“All of us here today share the same vision to ensure the safety of our communities and educational institutions,” said Curran. “We will work together with our schools, community organizations, and the commissioner community councils to continue improving communication, collaboration, cross training, and education.”