MLPD continues to improve school security

posted Dec 6, 2013, 12:55 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Dec 6, 2013, 12:55 AM ]
On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adult staff members were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.   In wake of the tragic events, the Medford Lakes Police Department took strides to increase security at both Nokomis and Neeta Schools.  

    The Medford Lakes Police Department worked with the school district and improved/added surveillance cameras and lighting at both schools.  On Janurary 15, 2013, MLPD gained the ability to access/monitor all school cameras from police headquarter computers and from all patrol vehicle laptops.  

    MLPD conducts daily school checks and officers walk through both schools.  School Resource Officer Det. McGinnis continues to work with school administration to improve school security.  Both schools conduct Lockout, Lockdown, Shelter, & Evacuation drills with police.  

    Officer Cherby recently set up a large flat screen television at police headquarters which directly connects to both Nokomis & Neeta School surveillance systems.  Police can now monitor school cameras 24/7 and have a tactical advantage in the event of a serious incident.   

    If you observe any suspicious person(s) or activity dial 9-1-1 immediately!