New Agents Join Others in Providing Security to Over 1.1 Million Students and Faculty throughout the New York City Public School System
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly presided today over a graduation ceremony for 88 new school safety agents who will be on duty tomorrow after completing 14 weeks of training. The new agents join an existing force of approximately 5,000 agents and supervisors.
School Safety Agents are assigned throughout New York City's approximately 1,600 public elementary and high schools, safeguarding approximately 1.1 million students. It is the largest system of public schools in the nation.
New agents are trained in Police and Behavioral Sciences including metal detection, visitor control procedure, routine and crisis situations, cultural diversity, tactical communications and hate crimes, as well as undergo training in law, physical tactics and fitness.