School Board Vows To Shore Up Security In Tandem With Increased Police Presence
Posted Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 6:45 PM
By Laura Coleman
At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli unveiled the police department’s latest plan on how to best protect the City’s five public schools. The newly-minted “Adopt-a-School Program” is slated to begin rolling out on March 9, she confirmed.
In addition to increasing patrols around the school, which are already in effect following the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. 14, the plan calls for a patrol officer to be stationed at each school, as well as having two Security Resources Officers and two juvenile detectives allocated specifically for all five schools to share. The program also relies on the department’s efforts to strengthen the crucial three prongs responsible for ensuring student safety; schools, parents and police.
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