The goal of the training is to provide the Police Department with additional eyes and ears in the community to report suspicious, potentially unsafe and/or hazardous situations and activities according to a press statement.
The initiative will focus on information sharing and reporting as well as enhanced situational recognition.
"Keeping our children safe is one of the primary goals of my administration,” said Gonnelli.
He added, “utilizing resources we already have on our streets everyday is a way to enhance security, with minimal financial impact to our residents."
"I am thankful for the spirit of cooperation and coordination we are receiving from the Mayor and the Police Department,” said McStowe. “Everyone has stepped up in the interest of keeping our children safe and this is another example of forward thinking in an effort to maximize our resources."
The training is expected to be completed within the next three weeks.