POLICE DEPARTMENT SCHOOL TRAININGS
In preparation for the new school year, officers from the Largo Police Department trained faculty from 12 local schools on how to respond to violent intruders. Between
August 1 and
August 10, our personnel trained a total of 12 schools (approximately 912 full time faculty members). We also trained approximately 740 substitute teachers and 12 Schools Police Officers. This training was very well received. It afforded us the opportunity to reinforce a positive image of the agency and the City, and cultivate meaningful partnerships with vital community stakeholders, the local teachers.
Also, in preparation for the upcoming school year, day shift patrol have been conducting morning read-off training at the area's middle schools and the high school. Each member of the shift has toured Largo High School, Largo Middle School, Pinellas Preparatory Academy, and the Pinellas Academy of Math and Science. This provides officers with a better understanding of how each campus is designed and laid out should they need to respond for a minor incident or a significant event. Day shift patrol has also been in contact with school leadership from Indian Rocks Christian School and addressed some concerns they shared with us.
- Paul Amodeo
Police Lieutenant I 586-7348 I email@example.com