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Safety & Security

two uniformed school resource officers in front of a large SUV with the Broadalbin-Perth logo and Fulton County Sheriff

At Broadalbin-Perth, the health, safety, and well-being of every student and staff member is a top priority. As violence troubles schools across the nation, B-P's leaders have been working continuously to strengthen the security of district buildings. Some safety measures in place around the district include:

  • In August 2022, Fulton County sheriff's deputies Nicole Buckley and Kyle Harris (pictured) were hired as Broadalbin-Perth's first full-time school resource officers. Officer Buckley primarily patrols the elementary school, and Officer Harris is primarily based at the junior/senior high school. The daily presence of both officers positively affects the culture of B-P schools as the build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • At both schools, public address (PA) speakers are equipped with flashing lights to alert those in the building of an emergency situation.
  • Both schools have an enclosed, secure, main entrance vestibule that allows visitors to communicate with school staff and be “buzzed” through locked doors to enter the building.
  • All visitors to Broadalbin-Perth schools must present their drivers license at the main office. The license is scanned and checked against the database of registered sex offenders. Once the visitor is cleared by the system, they are issued a visitor's badge with their name and photo.
  • At each school, exterior doors remain locked during the school day, opened only by staff member badge-scanning access panels. Safety glass is in use on door panels and windows, and security cameras allow for monitoring of facilities.

Meet B-P's SROs

Nicole Buckley

Nicole Buckley

School Resource Officer
Elementary School

Nicole Buckley is one of the school resource officers at the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. She grew up in Mayfield, N.Y., where she attended Mayfield Central School District. Buckley graduated from the Zone 5 Police Academy in July 2018. She began her role as an SRO at B-P in August 2022 and is currently a road patrol deputy within the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, assigned to the school.  

Officer Buckley currently holds the following certifications:

  • ALICE Training
  • ChildFirst Forensic Interview
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Responding to Emergencies First Aid
  • Rape Aggression Defense Systems
  • School Resource Officer
  • Basic School Resource Officer
  • Advanced School Resource Officer
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools
  • Restraint Training

In her own words…

What have you enjoyed most about your time so far at B-P?

B-P has welcomed me with open arms and respect. I am beyond grateful for the opportunities they have given me and continue to give me with the continuous training they allow me to attend.

What is your favorite part about your role at B-P?

I have many roles as an SRO at the elementary school level, but my favorite one is building relationships with the children. One student last school year made a comment saying, “I thought I was supposed to be scared of Officer Buckley. She isn’t scary. She always comes into my class and asks me if I need help with anything.”

This comment made me realize I am where I was meant to be and that I am doing more than what is expected of me from what the students see. My first priority is to make sure the students and staff are safe at school, but most importantly to make sure they feel safe. 

Kyle Harris

Kyle Harris

School Resource Officer
Jr./Sr. High School

More Information

Wayne Bell
Safety & Security Coordinator
bellw@bpcsd.org
518-954-2650

Nicole Buckley
School Resource Officer
buckleyn@bpcsd.org
518-954-2700

Kyle Harris
School Resource Officer
harrisk@bpcsd.org
518-954-2600

Communication During an Emergency

Safety Drills

New York state requires all public schools to conduct four lock-down and eight evacuation drills each school year. The purpose of these drills is to ensure students and staff are prepared to quickly make their way to safety in the event of an emergency situation. Click the thumbnail to learn more about school safety drills.

First page of the PDF file: safetydrillsflyer