Good Morning Southwick Families,

We are all shocked by the horrific events that occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  Our hearts go out to the many families touched by the tragedy in Florida and our deepest sympathies are with them. The members of the Southwick Police Department is working cooperatively with the Southwick Public Schools and have in place, procedures and safe guards in order to keep students, faculty, and staff safe throughout the school day.

While incidents of this nature rarely follow a prescribed “rule book,” we regularly train in order to properly respond in case such an event should arise. Portions of this training include recognizing indicators of a potential problem.

The partnership we have with the Southwick School Administration allows us to work together to thoroughly investigate all potential threats involving the safety of students and staff.  Although no one can predict the future we will continue to prepare, train, and conduct our due diligence in order to allow our students to learn without fear.


Chief David A. Ricardi