Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced this week that the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) has launched a new state-of-the-art school security program that will help save countless lives in the event of an active shooter at local schools. This comprehensive program provides school officials with a direct link via mobile technology to the NCPD Communications Bureau and alerts area first responders to a situation. Once an alert is issued by school personnel, NCPD Communications Bureau personnel automatically access critical contact information and floor plans, control remote door locks and view live footage from closed-circuit security cameras so that responding officers receive real-time intelligence.
“From mobile alert technology to first responder alerts and accessing school closed-circuit cameras, this state-of-the-art school security program is leading the nation in protecting our children,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge school officials to join us in keeping our kids safe, as Nassau Police are at the ready to implement this program at all public and private schools countywide.”
Offered free to school districts, the NCPD will work with school officials to connect and enhance existing security systems. Both the Merrick and Bellmore School Districts are now operational in the program and the following school districts will become operational in the coming weeks: Garden City, Island Park, Jericho, Levittown, Manhasset, North Bellmore and North Merrick. The NCPD is ready to assist any of the county’s 56 school districts and private schools in joining the program and will expand it to other critical infrastructure throughout Nassau County.
“This system will provide our responding officers with critical intelligence that will not only save time, but will save lives,” said Acting Commissioner Krumpter. “While we hope that this system is never truly needed, it is important for us to prepare in case a tragedy, like the many we have seen around the country, strikes here in Nassau County.”