School safety update: Project Pivot to expand to more schools, front door locking system, and new tip line


Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks made several announcements on Friday, Sept. 1 about school safety ahead of the 2023-24 school year, which starts on Thursday.

The updates included progress on the front door locking system for all public schools, the expansion of Project Pivot, school safety agents, as well as the creation of a command center for the city’s school safety division and a new tip line for sharing information about schools.

Adams said at the public safety update, which is regularly held by Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks, that the city has been working on strengthening relations between NYPD and the Department of Education.