The Wethersfield police department and the school system have entered into a collaborative effort to enhance response times in the event of a critical incident like a shooting or bomb scare.
Now, the mobile data terminals in officers’ cruisers are equipped with a critical incident response manual.
Previously, these directives were only in the vehicles of police sergeants.
All officers now have, at their fingertips, contact information for personnel at each school as well as a layout of the building and certain staging areas for parents and media.
Wethersfield Police Chief James Cetran says its been a two-year effort with one goal in mind: saving lives.
He says the shootings at Sandy Hook last year played a role in expediting the new system.