Since the beginning of the school year, the Police Department worked with the Board of Education to complete a comprehensive review of security at every school in the city, both public and private. “It was a huge undertaking, but this effort has made our schools among the most secure in the state,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I can’t say enough about the collaboration and effort that went into pulling all these pieces together. The tragedy in Newtown reinforced for us that we were doing was essential. To learn, kids need to feel safe.”

The work started after the Police Department took over control of school police, which previously came under the control of the Board of Education. The city created a state-of-the-art security command center where police can remotely monitor on large monitors security cameras in any city school. Moving forward, the city looks to transition to powerful Milestone security platform software that will allow police, among other features, to remotely lock doors at any school in an emergency.

WTNH has a video report here:

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