Stafford county sheriff David P. Decatur announced the creation of a school safety task force dedicated to enhancing and maintaining a safe and secure environment.

The task force will be made up of experts from many different fields including public safety and members of the county school administration.

They are looking to create and implement a plan of actionable measure to reduce threats and to lower the risk of an attack in any school in the county.

“The Stafford County School Safety Task Force is just one of many measures the Sheriff’s Office intends to implement in the near future to curb threats to our schools and ensure the community feels safe and protected,” Sheriff Decatur said.

He added, “We do not want school safety to become a check-the-box exercise. By creating this new team, we hope to enhance security at our schools and build a robust channel of communication between law enforcement and school staff, teachers, parents and students.”

With the increased number of threats targeting schools, the sheriff’s office will continue to provide additional security and law enforcement throughout the remainder of the school year.