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Parkland Safety and Security Programs

Parkland Police Pals Program

  • Police Officers are always welcome in Parkland Schools
  • Standing Invitation – Complementary Breakfast and Lunch Daily
  • Develop Relationships, Expand Communication with Students
  • Walk School Grounds, Establish Presence
  • Parkland Police Pals

Quarterly Emergency Response Meetings

  • 2 Township Police Departments
  • 3 Township Emergency Management Agencies
  • 2 EMS Agencies
  • 3 Fire Departments
  • Strong Relationships, Regular Communication
  • Community-related projects (e.g shelters)
  • Coordinated an Active Shooter Drill in 2011 in collaboration with all local EMS agencies
  • South Whitehall Township, Upper Macungie Township, and Parkland School District collaborated on the purchase and development of a $450,000 Mobile Command Post

Capital Investment in Safety and Security Systems

  • More than 1000 security cameras throughout the district
  • Camera systems are accessible by local EMS staff
  • Cameras and GPS units installed on all buses
  • Part of a Unified Communications System that links together the phone system, video bulletin boards, and cameras

 Physical Changes and Improvements

  • All visitors are channeled through the main entrance; all other doors remain locked
  • All staff and visitors must wear IDs as per District policy
  • Installed signage and increased lighting in certain key areas
  • Increased staff visibility
  • Upgraded and secure vestibules in all schools

 Comprehensive Planning

  • Prevention
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

Additional Programs

  • Operation Safe Stop
  • Teen DUI
  • Clickit or Ticket
  • DARE
  • SAP (Student Assistance Program)

Contact Information

Anthony Naradko
PHS Assistant Principal and District Safety & Security Administrator
610.351.5600
naradkoa@ParklandSD.org