GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough's schools and police department worked in tandem to improve the public safety communication system at the Glen Rock High/Middle School, announcing its completion earlier this week.

“Earlier this year, a Radio Task Force was formed to meet with several communication security vendors to hear recommendations about improvements that could be made to the MS/HS to optimize radio communications inside the buildings," Brett Charleston, Superintendent of Schools, said. "A vendor was chosen to create a reliable connection for first responders. We thank the members of the Radio Task Force who spearheaded the safety enhancements at the school. School safety is a priority for the district and we continue to work with the borough to create an environment where our children can learn and grow without fear."

“The testing by our personnel found that the system installed met or exceeded all expectations,” Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. “I commend Sgt. Greg Carter and OEM Coordinator Tom Jennings for all of their work on the School Radio Task Force, as well as their counterparts from the GR Public Schools Sandy Marinos and Don Mutch. In a time of emergency effective radio communications for public safety personnel are essential, as such this system provides a key resource for any emergency as well as day to day operational needs.”