A few of the ongoing collaborative efforts between the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation and the NJPD were highlighted at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
When board members approved the schools’ new metal detector policy, Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin explained that Town Marshal Kelly Fisher recently provided training to her and the other administrators.
Dr. Zupin indicated that while it is useful to have the training required for when reasonable suspicion calls for a search, a consistent police presence can also help create a safer environment.
Zupin told members, “I do want to emphasize the local police officers are here on a regular basis. They are welcome to come in our school, they do not have to call and they do that often.”
Zupin went on to mention another way that law enforcement will play a key role in school safety at NJ-SP. She noted, “They will also be trained in using our video surveillance that’s new on a phone app so they should have access to that.”
The superintendent said the metal detectors are one thing but it’s also important to know that school officials continue to work with local law enforcement.