Police Departments in communities across the
country have been considering what to do, after
the tragic shootings at Newtown, Connecticut.
The Lancaster Police Department is included.
Lancaster Police Chief, Steve Zabel.
Zabel says the Lancaster Police Department
will be doing, regular, random visits to
the schools as part of the daily routine.
Zabel says it’s so the students and staff are
accustomed to seeing officers in the building on
a regular basis, and not just when someone is
in trouble. Zabel says the increased police visits
have the backing of school district
administration. While he says the ultimate goal
would be to have a Police Liason Officer in the
schools, funding gets in the way of it.
Zabel says the Lancaster Schools have never
had an incident like Newtown, and it’s important
to build a stronger bond and a safer
environment so nothing like it will happen.