Thanks to their Strong Partnership with the Prescott Valley Police Department, Prescott Valley School will Now Have Daily Police Presence on Campus
The Officers will Strive to Maintain Campus Safety by Ensuring that Unauthorized Individuals are not on Campus
(PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona)—Since the day Prescott Valley School (PVS) opened its doors, the teachers and staff have prided themselves on having a safe campus complete with security doors, locked gates and self-locking push bar exit doors that keep unauthorized people off of campus.
While these steps are definitely important, they may not always be enough.
In order to further ensure the daily safety of the students, teachers and staff and volunteers, PVS has developed a strong partnership with the Prescott Valley Police Department and will now have daily police presence on campus.
“We have partnered with PVPD in the past for added campus safety; therefore, it was an easy decision to seek their support again,” said Chief Operations Officer Monika Fuller.
“With school safety on high alert we believe that nothing is more important than the safety of our staff and students. To give everyone peace of mind, having an officer on campus daily is an easy fix so that everyone can focus on education.”
An officer will be on campus for the majority of every school day, Fuller said, and he or she will be provided with a daily orientation related to specific campus needs for that day.
“Officers will meet with students on bullying intervention and rule enforcement, assist teachers in supervision during recess and break times, and strive to maintain overall campus safety to ensure unauthorized individuals are never on campus,” she said.
Plans are also in the works for additional security measures campus wide and additional staff training, Fuller said. As she noted, this is all part of Prescott Valley School’s commitment to being proactive instead of reactive.
“We plan for campus safety every year by conducting drills, extensive threat training, and updating emergency response plans annually; therefore, when the need for added security on campus arose it was a no brainer to act on it immediately,” she said.