It was an absolute joy to work with the staff from the Phoenix Country Day School and the Phoenix Police Department last week. The school is a truly first-class independent school and the Phoenix Police Officers who work at the school each day were consummate and dedicated professionals. The school has been staffed by Phoenix Police Officers for more than two decades and has worked diligently to provide a warm, caring, and safe environment over the years. While we were able to offer a number of suggestions to further enhance school safety, security and emergency preparedness, the current safety efforts of school staff and the Phoenix Police Department were already truly impressive.
I have had the pleasure to work with a number of the nation’s finest independent schools and was deeply impressed with the thoughtful long-term approach to safety at this school. I am also grateful that both school and police personnel were so eager to learn new ways to improve upon the many successful safety strategies they have implemented over the years. It was truly an honor and a pleasure to visit this beautiful school and to work with a team of true professionals.