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Parkland Safety and Security Programs

Safe2Say Something Program
This program, mandated under Pennsylvania Act 44 to be implemented in all school districts in January 2019, teaches students and staff how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. Further, it educates them to SAY SOMETHING to a trusted adult OR to use the Safe2Say anonymous reporting system. 

What does the Safe2Say program educate participants to do?
- Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media.
- Take every sign and signal seriously and to act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR by reporting it anonymously through the Safe2Say reporting system.
- Respond to and manage the submitted tip via school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams.

How can someone report an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say reporting system? Adults and youth are able to report tips anonymously through the Office of Attorney General’s 24/7 Crisis Center (1-844-SAF2SAY), through a mobile app (apple and android), or through Pennsylvania’s Safe2Say Something website www.safe2saypa.org. Examples that may be reported through Safe2Say include, but are not limited to, information regarding student safety, substance abuse, or potential threats to individuals or to our school facilities.

Safe2Say Program Brochure

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

Safe2Say Video

Dangers of Sexting PSA