LIVINGSTON COUNTY — School Superintendents and law enforcement across Livingston County are joining forces to make schools safer as part of the new Partners Responding to End Violence in Education Now and Tomorrow (PREVENT) initiative.
The goals of this program are to enhance current school security measures, increase communication between emergency personnel and schools, and determine the most effective responses to potential violence.
“This partnership strengthens an enduring bond among law enforcement and school district leaders as they work to identify and mitigate potential threats to school communities,” said the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in a press release. “As the initiative continues, the objective is to include members from Livingston County Mental Health Services and Livingston County Emergency Management, along with Local Fire Departments and EMS.”
The first official meeting of the PREVENT initiative was held on June 25, 2018 at the Livingston County Emergency Operations Center. The meeting was attended by Superintendents and IT Personnel from all Livingston County Public Schools along with the surrounding school districts of Wayland-Cohocton and Honeoye Falls-Lima. Law Enforcement was represented by members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Police Chiefs from the Villages of Geneseo and Avon, and a representative of the Mt. Morris Village Police Dept. The PREVENT committee plans to meet on a quarterly basis.