Monday, October 23, 2006

Governor announces SAVE for School Safety: Strategic Actions for Violence Elimination

Collaboration between the community, law enforcement and school officials will be the focus of a new school initiative announced by Governor Jon S. Corzine on October 19, 2006.  SAVE stands for "Strategic Actions for Violence Elimination" and is the "life-and-death urgency for the call for strengthening our protections for our kids," Governor Corzine stated.

SAVE is based on two guiding principles: getting illegal guns off streets so they never make their way into classrooms and a stronger law enforcement involvement in school security.

Specifically, the SAVE initiative calls for:
  • A greater commitment to gun safety
  • Updated state standards and guidelines for school safety
  • Regular school security drills and exercises
  • Training for school resource and D.A.R.E. officers
  • Development of a school security website
  • Development of security programs for bus drivers
  • Development of a governor's "Safe School" designation
Read the SAVE press release...

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