We all expect schools to be safe havens of learning. While schools remain relatively safe, any amount of violence is unacceptable. In 2022 we implemented the “School Safety Initiative” in an effort to enhance safety measures and communication through a partnership with our surrounding institutions. Multiple times throughout the year Police Administrators and members of the Community Engagement Unit will meet with representatives from all of the Schools in the community. These meetings are meant to promote partnership, not only between our organization and our schools, but also the community as a whole. This partnership allows for increased understanding of crime in schools which can be used to work toward systematic, long-term approaches for reducing youth and school crime. Furthermore, these meetings give an opportunity for all involved to plan for the possibility of school emergencies.