Jewish Voice NY: Bratton Offers Security Assistance to All Non-Public Schools in NYC

By Hannah Hayes

September 9, 2015

On Friday, September 4, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that the New York Police Department will offer security assessments to all non-public schools in New York City...

In a statement, Bratton said, “This crime prevention service is available to all residents and businesses located in New York City, but we are extending a special invitation to non-public schools to ensure that they are aware of our program. The children of New York City need to be able to learn and grow in a safe, secure environment, and we are pleased to help those entrusted with their care to achieve that goal.”

NYPD workers will be available to help ensure that both public and non-public city schools are all able to provide students and staff with a safe and secure environment this upcoming school year. Schools can request that officer’s walk-through their premises in order to make recommendations for improving the security of the site...

Council Member Mark Levine, Chair of the Council’s Jewish Caucus, stated, “We have an obligation as a city to keep every one of our children safe – no matter whether they attend a public or non-public school. At a time of an alarming rise in religiously motivated attacks around the world, I am pleased that the NYPD has agreed to do these important assessments and work collaboratively with the non-public school community.”

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