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Tuesday, October 23 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cops and Teachers: Partners in Education

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There are overwhelming benefits to creating, developing and maintaining a strong, positive connection between the school district and the local police department –and it’s imperative to establish this rapport in the good times so when challenges arise, both groups are prepared. Beginning with patrolman and teachers and leading up to the chief of police and superintendent, there needs to be an open relationship and communication to ensure the safety and security of the students and staff. This program will discuss the process of establishing the regular communication and mutual support that it takes to foster the connection.


Scott Bendul

Director of Buidings & Grounds and Security, Fort Lee Public Schools
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Patrick Kissane

Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers
Deputy Chief Kissane(ret.), was appointed by the Governor in 2014 to the Legislative NJ School Security Task Force as an expert in school safety and security. The Task Force members were tasked with developing and submitting a report to the New Jersey Legislature with recommendations... Read More →

Ken Rota

Superintendent of Schools, Fort Lee Public Schools

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 405/406 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08455