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School Safety Summit

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Apr 23, 2013

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith will host a School Safety Summit tomorrow, April 24th, at the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Representatives from the three school districts in Larimer County and law enforcement officials from Fort Collins, Loveland, Timnath, Berthoud, Windsor, Estes Park and Larimer County will attend. 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss current strategies being employed by the three different school districts located in Larimer County, as well as to discuss standards in police and sheriff response plans between the different agencies and the districts.
 
After an introduction on the current state of school safety in the United States by Sheriff Smith, participants will share best practices, discuss standardizing school safety practices between districts and standardized law enforcement responses. A discussion of building a stronger on-going dialog between school safety personnel and law enforcement will be followed by looking at future threats. Larimer County Sheriff's Office Patrol Captain John Manago will facilitate the discussions.
 
Sheriff Smith said, "School safety is a top priority for all of the law enforcement agencies in Larimer County. We hope these discussions will strengthen an already solid relationship with the schools and provide a coordinated plan for the future."