Long time community leader, Flatbush Shomrim founder and NYPD community liaison Chaim Deutsch has released details of his planned school safety initiative for private schools, including yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs.
Deutsch, whose children attend Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and Masores Bais Yaakov, knows first-hand the many safety challenges facing concerned parents and private school administrators.
“I’ve been working with Chaim Deutsch for over 15 years,” said Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Rosenshein Of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. “Every time the city goes on heightened alert, my first call is to Chaim, to make sure our schools and our students are prepared and protected.”
Deutsch’s private school security plan includes a multi layered approach including school safety officers assigned to patrol yeshivas and their perimeters, enhanced cameras and security both inside and out of school buildings, extra police patrols on local trains, busses and streets during late dismissals and coordination with local precincts for special events and late schedules. Additionally, school safety officers will be provided to offer training and safety tips to both school staff and students.
“Chaim Deutsch has been the community’s expert on public safety,” said former NYPD chief and commanding officer of the 70 th precinct, Raymond Diaz. “As founder and long time director of Shomrim , as well as a 20 year police liaison for many yeshivas and shuls in our neighborhood, Chaim has worked with borough chiefs, local commanders, the New York City Office of Emergency Management and other public safety institutions to assist countless members of our community in times of need.”
Flatbush Shomrim member Avrumy Weinreb remarked , “Everybody who has worked with Chaim Deutsch, from the police department to local community members, knows how vital and important he is to the ongoing safety and security of our community. Nobody knows these issues or our community better than Chaim.”
Deutsch looks forward to implementing his proposals as a City Council member, to the benefit of area residents.
“Many of these ideas have been tried on a smaller level with great success, and I am confident that as an elected official, I will be able to create an enhanced public-private partnership between government and the community that will really improve the safety and security of our schools and our neighborhoods,” said Deutsch. “I have seen community policing work and I know we can do even better.”
Chaim Deutsch is the Democratic candidate for City Council in the November 5th general election (Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach).