Safety in schools

Ridge Meadows

2024-05-28 10:12 HAP

Dossier nº Public Advisory

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Ridge Meadows RCMP and School District 42 are continuing to collaborate in conducting Lockdown Drills across high schools across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Led by the Ridge Meadows RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), lockdown drills are intended to keep students, staff and volunteers safe and prepared in the event of threat within or outside the school building.

RCMP officers walking into a school to conduct a lockdown drill. In front of them is a sign that reads "Lockdown Drill in Progress"

During a lockdown drill, hallways are cleared, lights are switched off and doors are closed and secured as students and staff await direction advising that the lockdown has been lifted.

Signs are displayed outside the school to indicate that a lockdown drill is in progress, states Corporal Paul Duff with CRU. Police walk the hallways with school administrators to help identify any potential issues during the drill.

A sign outside a school that reads "Lockdown Drill in Progress"

Ridge Meadows RCMP remains dedicated to keeping schools safe and practicing these important safety techniques to provide staff and students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond in emergency situations.

Lockdown drills are conducted in a controlled and transparent manner, in consultation with the school district. The district aims to ensure that parents and guardians are informed in advance of the lockdown drills.

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Cst. Tisha Parsons

Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
Office: 604-476-6917
Website: (English only)

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