VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Students at Vincennes Community Schools and Vincennes Catholic Schools will soon notice some safety improvements.
The Vincennes police department was recently awarded a grant through the “School Violence Prevention” program.
The department is one of six recipients in the state of Indiana to receive the grant.
This grant will allow the police department to install a safety film on all the city and catholic school doors and windows.
“It’s not bulletproof, but in the case of some type of intruder that is trying to get inside the schools, it holds the glass together which allows officers to respond while they’re trying to get in.”
Weapon detectors are also being installed to improve safety for both students and spectators at school events.
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The police department also received a grant from the Cops Hiring program.
This money will also allow the department to hire four additional School Resource Officers.
According to Chief Hillenbrand, the department is one of only five recipients in the state to receive this funding for SROs.
The security upgrades are expected to be put into place by the start of next school year.