ABOUT THE TASK FORCE
District Attorney Singas established the Nassau County School and Community Safety Task to enhance the security of schools, colleges, places of worship, and public buildings.
The Task Force will:
Explore the protocols in place at Nassau schools and colleges to share information regarding potential threats with law enforcement
Assess the training and support needs of educators, religious leaders, and private security officials at public buildings, including malls, to reduce the threat of a mass casualty event
Develop recommendations and guidance to ensure that timely disclosures regarding students or patients who may be a danger to themselves or others are made to the appropriate parties
Prepare a training curriculum for educators and mental health practitioners regarding the health and safety exceptions to FERPA and HIPPA
Issue a public report detailing the Task Force’s findings and recommendations.
“These horrific acts
of violence could
happen here, and we
must take every
step to ensure that
professionals, and religious leaders share information regarding possible threats, and that law enforcement diligently investigates them. This Task Force will bring stakeholders together to tear down communication barriers and ensure Nassau is taking a proactive approach to prevent these senseless crimes.”
Nassau County District Attorney