In the wake of tragedy in Newtown, CT., Holmdel Superintendent Barbara Duncan continues to ensure parents that school security is a top priority in the district.
A letter to parents detailed new security plans for Holmdel Township, including an increased police presence on school properties before and after school.
"In addition to our present security measures, the Holmdel Police Department will continue to have Holmdel Police Officers present in the parking lots during school openings and closings," Duncan said in the letter.
After consulting with the Holmdel Police Department, Duncan said the following school security measures will be put into place:
- Police Officers will periodically check in daily with each school’s main office.
- All Patrol Officers are in possession of detailed maps of our facilities to help them quickly find specific locations in an emergency.
- In addition, Police Officers will be stopping by after school hours to provide a presence during after-school activities.
- The Holmdel Police Department will remain available to us in planning and implementing required school security drills.
- The Holmdel Police Department will continue to meet with me, administrators from the schools and Central Office to review and update our security plans.
These measures are in addition to state mandated "active shooter drills" run in conjunction with the school and police department, as detailed in a letter sent by Duncan in December.