December 15, 2012
Dear Marlboro Resident,
I want to convey my deepest condolences to all the families affected by the senseless killings at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT. In response to the concerns expressed by our residents, I want to assure you that the Township Public Safety Department continues to work closely with Marlboro schools to develop safety and security programs to minimize the potential of a similar event unfolding here in our Town.
On an ongoing basis, the Police work with the leadership and staff of the K-8 District, the Township’s private schools, as well as the Freehold Regional High School District on a number of different fronts to enhance the physical security of the schools and the transportation system. While the specifics of the program cannot be divulged, the security efforts include school resource police officers supported by detectives from our Juvenile Unit to perform regular checks of our schools, patrols by units from the uniformed patrol force, video surveillance systems in our schools and buses, regular training of school staff on emergency response measures and safety drills that involve the student body.
Support of our schools remains an important component of the Township’s public safety function, and we are committed to continuing our work with the schools to ensure the safety and well being of our children.
Please keep the people of Newtown in your thoughts and prayers.
Mayor Jonathan Hornik