Barnstable officers are already present in all of Barnstable schools with the Adopt a School Program that launched last January. As part of the program an officer spends 3-5 hours a week at each school except the High School where there is a full-time school resource officer for grades 8-12.
A Barnstable Police Officer was stationed at each school working with school staff to help monitor drop-off and pick-up today. Police Chief Paul MacDonald said he chose to beef up the Adopt a School program to reassure parents and students.
“Just to put everyone’s mind at ease, when going to school it is important that students and parents feel safe,” MacDonald said.
MacDonald will continue to place officers at all Barnstable schools in the morning and afternoon for the foreseeable future.