Four Safety Improvements
December 2018
Welcome Community Officers!
The Orange Schools welcome School Support Officers! The Moreland Hills Police Department (MHPD) is coordinating details for an increased police presence to support us several hours a day at the elementary and middle schools beginning in January. These officers will support administrators and our School Resource Officer (SRO), Todd Bennett, by interacting with students, engaging in the learning process, and collaborating with our staff. This proactive measure along with ongoing regular visits by our safety forces and the presence of our SRO helps provide students and staff with a safe learning environment. While MHPD officers will primarily serve on these details, officers from our other communities may also be utilized if scheduling needs dictate. Thank you to Moreland Hills Police Lt. Todd Dietzel for organizing the schedule and to our community members who made the initial suggestion.

We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and we will continue to develop and maintain best safety practices. And remember, one of the best lines of defense is you. We strongly encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to say something if you see something.
MHS Entrance Safety Upgrades
The double door vestibule front entrance at Moreland Hills School has been reconfigured. An individual must be buzzed in through two separate sets of doors before being allowed access to the secured office area or any other areas of the building.
Staff Training Ongoing
Orange Schools Staff spent the morning at this fall's Professional Development Day focusing on safety and security training. This included an A.L.I.C.E. refresher session with local police, "Stop the Bleed" session with University Hospitals and local fire departments, and an introduction to "Navigate Prepared" safety software. A special thank you to University Hospitals for donating 250 Bleeding Control Kits and to the Pepper Pike and Chagrin Falls Fire Departments, Moreland Hills Police Lt. Todd Dietzel, and School Resource Officer Todd Bennett for helping train staff.
Technology Upgrades to Building Access, Cameras
Improvements to building access controls and security cameras are underway across campus. Upgrades to the keyless entry system servers and data were completed. Se curity camera upgrades will improve upon the current system which displays and records video that can be viewed online by District administrators. In an emergency, local police can access the video feed via laptop computers.
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