Menendez, Booker Announce $1.3M to Support School Security throughout New Jersey

Menendez, Booker Announce $1.3M to Support School Security throughout New Jersey

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a total of $1,330,667 in federal funding from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bolster school security by educating and training students and faculty, and supporting law enforcement officers and first responders who work to protect students on a daily basis.

“As a father and grandfather, ensuring our children are safe every single day while at school is a top priority of mine,” said Sen. Menendez. “We must guarantee that school districts have the necessary resources to make their schools safe and properly train their students, staff, and local law enforcement in the event of a tragedy.”

“Under no circumstance should a child be burdened with concerns for their health and safety while in the classroom,” said Sen. Booker. “Providing New Jersey schools federal resources like this is not only an investment in their safety and security, but in the lives of our children.”

The following towns and agencies received grants:

  • Berkley Heights (Union) - $297,673
  • Brick Township (Ocean) - $469,281
  • Harrison Township (Hudson) - $63,713
  • NJ Department of Public Safety - $500,000

Senator Menendez has consistently worked to ensure the safety of students across the country. In addition to his support for increased measures to protect students against gun violence, back in May he introduced legislation to improve safety standards on public school buses.