Residents invited to discuss community/school safety
Posted: 02/07/2013

Local residents are invited to attend an upcoming dialogue night addressing safety in our communities on Tuesday, February 19, hosted by the School Public Safety Committee. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to current safety endeavors and discuss ways to support and advance safety throughout our communities of Essex Junction and Essex Town.

The evening will begin at 5:45 p.m. with registration, with the dialogue portion scheduled from 6:00-9:00 p.m. (in the Essex High School Cafeteria).   At that time, representatives from local law enforcement, other first responders, community organizations, and schools will be available to explain current practices and what each citizen can do to support the safety of our communities.

“Safety is everyone`s concern and responsibility, and this night will provide an opportunity to have our communities come together.   We want to share and we want to listen,” in a joint statement from the Essex Police Department, the Essex Community Justice Center, the Essex Town School District, and Chittenden Central Supervisory Union.

Families are welcomed to bring their children as childcare will be provided by the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Village Kids program for children ages three through 12.

Please RSVP your attendance to Lauretta Martin via phone (878-8168 x2000) or email (

The School Public Safety Committee, in existence since 1996, consists of representatives from schools, first responders, local business, and community organizations, and is coordinated by the Essex Police Department.   Its mission is to create and implement safety measures.

Click here to download the flier!