MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.-- In the wake of the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich said he is doing all he can to ensure residents' safety no matter where they go in town, whether it be a school, the hospital, or any other public location.
At Monday's Village Board of Trustees meeting, Cindrich said he has met several times with the leadership of three of the village's major areas of public assembly: Bedford Central School District Superintendent Jere Hochman, Boys and Girls Club director Brian Skanes and Northern Westchester Hospital President and CEO Joel Seligman.
Cindrich said he assured them they have the village's complete cooperation when it comes to dealing with increased security concerns.
On another occasion over the past few weeks, the mayor joined with Mount Kisco Police Lt. Patrick O'Reilly to meet with Mount Kisco Elementary School Principal Sue Ostrofsky and Assistant Principal Kweon Stambaugh to discuss enhancing security measures at the school.
"It was a very good meeting," said Cindrich. "I made the principal feel assured that they should have the cooperation of the village."
Cindrich said he is also meeting periodically with Mount Kisco police detectives to discuss Police Department training.
"We will be doing some quality training pertaining to security in the school," Cindrich said. The mayor and police are coordinating with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety to ensure every member of the department has received training for every piece of equipment.
At some point in the recent past, Cindrich said, some of the older equipment was traded in for newer equipment, so some additional training with the newer models still needs to be completed.