Nassau schools security initiative
In the wake of shootings at schools around the country, authorities on Long Island are announcing changes to security measures at schools. The top brass of the Nassau County Police Department announced a new program to enhance coordination and communication in the event of an active shooter situation. The police department is looking to improve response time and educate all school personnel on active shooter drills. In addition, two officers from the Nassau County Homeland Security Office will work with local police, school officials, and parents at no extra cost to taxpayers.