Cindrich Addresses MKES Security, Police Training

In the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting, Mount Kisco's mayor talk about meeting with school officials about security for Mount Kisco Elementary.

School security is an important priority for Mount Kisco village officials in the wake of the deadly shooting in nearby Newtown, CT

In his report at Monday's Village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Michael Cindrich noted that he and police Lt. Patrick O'Reilly recently met with Mount Kisco Elementary School Principal Susan Ostrofsky and the Assistant Principal Kweon Stambaugh.

“It was a very good meeting.”

The meeting, Cindrich said, included what he and O'Reilly thought they could accomplish in enhancing security. The mayor added that he thought he made the principal feel assured that she would have the village's cooperation.

Security at MKES, and throughout the Bedford Central School District, has been a much-discussed topic, as parents and officials have weighed various possible actions, including whether to keep an armed police presence.

Cindrich also said that he met with Bedford schools Superintendent Jere Hochman.

On a related topic, the mayor said that village police officers must be trained in the equipment that is possessed. For example, he noted that equipment was traded for newer equipment but that the board was not approached about having police train for it. Cindrich said he is working on that matter, in cooperation with Westchester County police.


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