Enfield Legislators Pleased About Public Safety Academy $$$

August 3, 2011

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield), State Rep. David Kiner (D-Enfield) and State Rep. Kathy Tallarita (D- Enfield) applauded the July 29 approval of $561,987 in state funding for the expansion of the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) Public Safety Academy in Enfield.

The funding, approved by the State Bond Commission, will go toward the installation of portable classrooms and equipment at the magnet school.

“We want to do all we can to help the Academy thrive, and these funds mark another step forward,” Senator Kissel said. “The Academy aims to prepare students for leadership. Students develop the values, self-discipline and life skills needed to achieve success in college or in the career of their choice. We are thrilled to see these funds approved.”

The Academy, located at 227 Brainard Road, is a value-driven school community with high academic expectations. Parent participation is a key to student success and every student develops an understanding of and a commitment to serving the community in a public safety career.

“This is the exact type of investment that Connecticut needs to make to help communities like Enfield and its residents,” said Rep. Kiner. “The expansion will provide the training people need and prepare them for the workforce.”

“The funding for the Public Safety Academy is an endorsement of continued support for the magnet school,” Rep. Tallarita said. “The Academy offers students a unique opportunity to pursue their education and the school’s expansion is needed and welcomed.”

The Academy offers students an academic curriculum and hands-on experiences and field training that will enable them to successfully further their education or pursue a career in the field of law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, public safety communications, corrections, or homeland security.