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North Plainfield Launches Operation Safe School Partnership


NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield police will soon be present in the schools on a daily basis, Chief William G. Parenti and Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella announced on Thursday.

The Operation Safe School Partnership will begin on Monday, May 14.  

“North Plainfield policing has always been about improving our visibility, accessibility and increasing public confidence in our coproduction of community-based policing. Where better to do that than in our schools,” Chief William Parenti said. 

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“Having the children and parents see the police on a frequent basis is conducive to a stronger sense of community and a stronger sense of security. It is critical to remember that the police are our partners. I know I say this often but it truly is an additional ingredient to making North Plainfield such a special place.” said Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella.

Having a police officer regularly stopping in for a visit to walk the halls, and greet the children, staff and parents, will help familiarize the school community with law enforcement and since Police officers walk around our businesses and patrol all sectors of our community, it makes perfect sense to provide the same philosophy in our public schools, they said in the announcement. 

While on foot patrol, North Plainfield officers will randomly walk the perimeter of the school building, checking doors to ensure they are secure. They will visit the schools to not only serve as a community presence but to become more familiar with the school day, as well as the layout of the school. 

The firsthand knowledge the officers will learn walking the interior of the school will prove invaluable should there ever be a need to have access to a certain location inside one of the schools, the announcement said.

While in the school, they will identify any potential problems or security concerns and report them to the school officials. 

“More importantly, the officers will build relationships and gain the trust of our students. The better the police-student relationship, the more comfortable students will feel reporting potential issues to our officers,” Parenti and Vella said.

We are aware that the residents of North Plainfield want our police officers to be visible and accessible. This partnership is grounded in a conspicuous patrol operation and communicates a sense of protection to our students, parents, citizens, and educators. In addition, the partnership acts as a deterrent to criminal or mischievous activity knowing there is a police officer nearby.”



El Jefe de la policía, William G. Parenti y la Superintendente de Escuelas Interina Michelle Vella se enorgullecen de anunciar la Operación Asociación Seguridad en la Escuela. A partir del 14 de mayo de 2018, tendremos oficiales de la policía diariamente presentes en nuestras escuelas.

Según dijo el Jefe de la policía William Parenti, "La vigilancia de North Plainfield siempre se ha centrado en mejorar nuestra visibilidad, accesibilidad y aumentar la confianza del público en nuestra coproducción de la policía basada en la comunidad. Donde es mejor hacer eso que en nuestras escuelas”. Hacer que un oficial de policía haga una visita regularmente para caminar por los pasillos, y saludar a los niños, el personal y los padres, ayudará a familiarizar a nuestra comunidad escolar con las fuerzas del orden público. Los oficiales de policía recorren nuestros negocios y patrullan todos los sectores de nuestra comunidad, por lo que tiene mucho sentido proporcionar la misma filosofía en nuestras escuelas públicas.

Mientras están patrullando a pie, los oficiales de North Plainfield caminarán por los perímetros del edificio escolar, revisando las puertas para asegurarse de que estén seguros. Visitarán las escuelas no solo servir como presencia de la comunidad, sino para familiarizarse más con el día escolar y con la escuela. El conocimiento que los oficiales tendrán de primera mano al caminar por el interior de la escuela será invaluable si alguna vez necesitaran tener acceso a alguna ubicación determinada dentro de una de las escuelas. Esto es realmente en apoyo de la policía comunitaria.

Mientras los oficiales estén en la escuela, ellos identificarán cualquier problema potencial o inquietud de seguridad e informarán a los funcionarios del plantel. Más importante aún, los oficiales establecerán relaciones y ganarán la confianza de nuestros estudiantes. Mientras mejor sea la relación entre la policía y el alumno, más cómodos se sentirán los estudiantes al informar posibles problemas a nuestros oficiales.

Estamos conscientes de que los residentes de North Plainfield quieren que nuestros agentes de policía estén visibles y accesibles. Esta asociación se basa en una operación de patrulla sugestiva y

 comunica un sentido de protección a nuestros estudiantes, padres, ciudadanos y educadores. Además, la asociación actúa como un elemento concluyente de la actividad criminal o maliciosa sabiendo que hay un agente de policía cerca.

La Superintendente interina de Escuelas Michelle Vella comento, “Hacer que los niños y los padres vean a la policía con frecuencia es propicio para un sentido de comunidad más fuerte y una mayor sensación de seguridad. Es fundamental recordar que la policía es nuestro socio. Sé que lo digo a menudo, pero realmente es un ingrediente adicional para hacer de North Plainfield un lugar tan especial”.


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