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School District hires school safety specialist

MEDIA RELEASE
Nassau County School District
August 29, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

School Safety Specialist Glenn Virdin

At its meeting on Thursday, August 23, the Nassau County School Board voted to hire Officer Glenn Virdin to serve as School Safety Specialist for the Nassau County School District.

Officer Virdin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and has over 22 years of experience as a law enforcement officer. He most recently served as a member of the Delaware Capitol Police, where he was responsible for the safety and security of the governor, state legislators, legislative staff, and members of the judiciary, as well as for playing an integral role in the implementation of an active shooter training model for state employees. Prior to that, Officer Virdin served for over 20 years on the Dover Police Department, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. In that position, he was appointed to the Delaware/Maryland Joint Terrorism Task Force and obtained secret level clearance with the FBI; obtained certification as a Master Instructor through the Delaware Council On Police Training, which enabled him to provide training to law enforcement instructors; and, received numerous individual and platoon awards and recognitions.

By state law, the School Safety Specialist oversees all school safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures within the school district. Additionally, the School Safety Specialist is responsible for serving as a liaison with local public safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and organizations in matters of school safety and security; conducting an annual school security risk assessment at each public school; reviewing policies and procedures of the school district for compliance with state law concerning school safety; providing training to students and school district staff; and, providing annual recommendations concerning strategies and activities to improve school safety and security.

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