Bartlesville police work with school security plan
|Updated: 1/02/2013 10:06 am
||Published: 1/02/2013 10:03 am
The Bartlesville Police Department is working closely with the Bartlesville Public School Administration to assess security issues.
Police officials say over the recent holidays security assessments were conducted and recommendations were made. Police say it will be up to the school district to implement security plans.
Classes were canceled for the district two weeks ago after a series of threats to the district.
A short term plan is being implemented by the school district hiring off duty police officers to work security on school grounds.
The police department is continually shifting patrol patterns and special enforcement to address specific needs throughout the community.
Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings says scheduling becomes a factor with extra projects such as school security.
“We can and will respond to emergencies at our public and private schools in the community. The police department does not have the manpower to continuously place officers in all schools within the community and also patrol and respond to citizen’s calls for service. Starting this year the police department has placed one fulltime School Resource Officer in the public schools. We hope to be able to work with the school system to expand these positions in the future," says Hastings.
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