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Agencies Come Together to Evaluate Campus Security

2/29/2008
 
Santa Rosa— Campus safety is foremost in the minds of parents, teachers, and public safety officials, especially in light of recent school tragedies nationwide.

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of public schools, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Santa Rosa County School District, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office and other agencies participated in a three-day workshop beginning on February 27th geared towards enhancing deterrence measures at local schools.

Teams consisting of law enforcement and security personnel from across Northwest Florida visited three Santa Rosa schools to evaluate the security measures of these facilities. The purpose of the workshop was to teach participants how to identify and develop deterrence measures to enhance facility security. A summary report from the workshop will be shared with the Principals, Superintendent of Schools and local law enforcement.

The interactive workshop was conducted by The HALO Corporation located in San Diego, California. The workshop was organized by the West Florida Regional Planning Council in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Northwest Florida Domestic Security Task Force.

For more information, contact:

Sgt. Scott Haines
Public Information Officer
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
(850) 981-2136

Tim Wyrosdick
Assistant Superintendent
Santa Rosa County School District
(850) 983-5041

John Gallagher
Director of Homeland Security & Housing
West Regional Planning Council
(850) 332-7976 ext. 206

Michael Morrison
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Pensacola
(850) 410-8258