Keeping students and staff members safe in our schools is a district’s top priority.  Perhaps the most effective tool for that is a strong working relationship between the school district and the local police department.

The Maple Shade Township school district and police department have fostered a strong partnership which has led to some best practices in school security.  This partnership is steered by Maple Shade Superintendent Beth Norcia and Chief of Police Gary Gubbei, who is also the president of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police.  Both joined NJSBA’s Ray Pinney on BlogTalkRadio for a conversation on school security. The broadcast was recorded live on April 30, but listeners can access the recorded program online.